Information about Sultan Muhammed XIII of Granada

Sultan Muhammed XIII of Granada (1444 - 1494)

Abū 'Abd Allāh Muhammad az-Zaghall (the Valiant) was the twenty-third Nasrid ruler of Granada in Spain. Christians called him Mahoma XIII el Zagal.

Muhammed fought in the Granada War next to his brother Abu l-Hasan Ali, also known as "Muley Hacen". After passing the throne to his nephew Muhammed XII, "el Zagal" ruled over a fractured remnant of the kingdom in its last days.

When Muhammed XII aka Boabdil, the nephew of "el Zagal", surrendered the Alhambra Palace to the Christian rulers, "el Zagal" left for North Africa to gather an army. There he was imprisoned by the ruler of the Kingdom of Fez, Boabdil's friend, who was ordered to blind him.

He presumably died in 1494 in Tlemcen.

Sultan Muhammed XIII of Granada reigned in...
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Sultan Muhammed XIII Flag of Granada Granada 1485 1486
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