Ali ibn Yusuf
|Ali ibn Yusuf|
|Sultan of Morocco|
|Predecessor||Yusuf ibn Tashfin|
|Successor||Tashfin ibn Ali|
|Died||26 January 1143|
|Father||Yusuf ibn Tashfin|
Ali was recognized as the heir of his father Yusuf ibn Tashfin in 1102. He succeeded his father upon his death in 1106. Ali ruled from Morocco and appointed his brother Tamin ibn Yusuf as governor of Al-Andalus. Ali expanded his territories in the Iberian Peninsula by capturing Zaragoza in 1110, but eventually lost it again to Alfonso I, King of Aragon, in 1118. Cordoba rebelled against the Almoravids in 1121.
According to the Muslim cartographer Muhammad al-Idrisi the Mugharrarin (also translated as "the adventurers") sent by Ali ibn Yusuf, led by his admiral Ahmad ibn Umar, better known under the name of Raqsh al-Auzz reached the Sargasso Sea, a part of the ocean covered by seaweed which is very close to Bermuda.
Yusuf ibn Tashfin
Tashfin ibn Ali
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