Information about Sultan Yusuf II of Granada

Sultan Yusuf II of Granada ((unknown) - 1392)

Yusuf II (full name Abu al-Hajjaj Ibn Yusuf Muhammad) was the eleventh Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula.

His brief reign, at the head of which was the competent vizier Abu al-Nuayn Ridwan, was characterised by growing dependence on the monarchy of Fez (Morocco).

Shortly after ascending the throne, on the same day of the death of his father, Yusuf II had to deal with a plot hatched by his son (later Muhammad VII). Although a peace lover and friend of the arts and sciences, Yusuf II had to make war in 1392, pressed by the difficult circumstances in which he found himself and with his authority and military value under suspicion; all this despite having signed a truce with Henry III of Castilia-Leon.

Yusuf II died under mysterious circumstances, apparently poisoned, after only a year's reign, and was succeeded on the throne by his ambitious son Muhammad VII.

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Sultan Yusuf II Flag of Granada Granada 16 January 1391 1392
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