Yusuf ibn al-Hasan

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Yusuf ibn al-Hasan (c. 1607-c. 1640), christened Dom Jerónimo Chingulia, was ruler of Mombasa from 1614 to 1632.

After his father's assassination in 1614, he was sent to Goa to be educated, and was crowned Sultan in 1626.[1] In August 1631, he renounced Christianity, massacred the Portuguese garrison and ordered all people in the city to convert to Islam. In May 1632, he fled the city and turned to piracy.[2]


  1. ^ Freeman-Grenville, GSP (2008). New Encyclopedia of Africa. Gale. pp. 378–79. ISBN 978-0-684-31455-6.
  2. ^ "Brief History of Fort Jesus". www.mombasa-city.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.