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Ismail II of Granada


Ismail II
Sultan of Granada
ReignAugust 1359 – 24 June 1360
PredecessorMuhammad V of Granada
SuccessorMuhammad VI of Granada
Born2 October 1338
Died24 June 1360
DynastyNasrides
FatherYusuf I of Granada
MotherMaryem
Religionislam

Abu'l-Walid Ismail II (October 2, 1338 – June 24, 1360), was the second son of Yusuf I and the ninth Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula. He reigned from August 1359 until June 1360.

Conspiracy


Ismail II was the eldest son of Yusuf I's second wife Maryem, born nine months after his elder half-brother Muhammad V on October 2, 1338. He conspired with his mother, his full blood sister and her husband Muhammad VI to take control of the kingdom. Conspirators took the palace by surprise in August 1359. Ismail II's half-brother, the legitimate ruler Muhammad V escaped with his family first to Gaudix and then across the sea to Morocco, where he was given asylum.

Ismail II came to the throne and lasted less than a year. He and his brother Qays were murdered in a dungeon of the Alhambra on the orders of his brother in-law Muhammad VI on June 24, 1360 AD. His brother in-law ruled as Muhammad VI.

References


Ismail II of Granada
Cadet branch of the Banu Khazraj
Born: 1338 Died: 1360
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Muhammad V
Sultan of Granada
1359–1360
Succeeded by
Muhammad VI










Categories: Sultans of Granada | 14th-century monarchs in Europe | 1338 births | 1360 deaths | 14th century in Al-Andalus | 14th-century Al-Andalus people | European royalty stubs | Al-Andalus people stubs








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