Muhammed III, Sultan of Granada

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Muhammed III was a son of Muhammed II al-Faqih and the third Nasrid ruler of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula. Muhammad III was born in 1256 CE. On April 8, 1302 he ascended the Granadine Sultan's throne after the death of his father Muhammed II al-Faqih. During the first few weeks of his reign, Muhammed III negotiated peace treaties with the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon.


Muhammad III he had a profound interest in learning and art. He wrote poetry, read and studied all hours of the night and was very interested in architecture. He is credited with the construction of the Alhambra known as the Palacio del Partal and for his alterations of the Torre de los Picos.

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  • The Alhambra From the Ninth Century to Yusuf I (1354). vol. 1. Saqi Books, 1997.
Muhammed III, Sultan of Granada
Cadet branch of the Banu Khazraj
Born: 1256 Died: 1310
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Muhammed II al-Faqih
Sultan of Granada
Succeeded by