Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Muhammad I Askia

Also spelled �Mohammed I Askiya, �also called �Askia Muhammad, or Muhammad Ture, �original name �Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr Ture, �Ture also spelled �Towri, or Tur�e� West African statesman and military leader who usurped the throne of the Songhai Empire (1493) and, in a series of conquests, greatly expanded the empire and strengthened it. He was overthrown by his son, Askia Musa, in 1528.

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