Mari Djata II of Mali

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Mari Diata II was mansa of the Mali Empire from 1360 to 1374.

Son of Mansa Maghan, he assumed the throne following the brief 1360 reign of Mansa Kankan Musa I's nephew Kassa. Tunisian historian Ibn Khaldun records that Mari Diata II was remembered as a tyrant, increasing the tax burden on his people to finance "debauchery and follies of all kinds."

Mari Diata was succeeded by his sons Musa II (1374–1387) and Magha II (1387–1389).

Preceded by
Mansa of the Mali Empire
Succeeded by
Musa II

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