Mansa Mali: The Legend Of The Mali Empire In West Africa

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Mansa Musa, the man with the famous legend of his haji to Mecca. He had lived from 1280 to 1337, and was the fourteenth century Mali Empire emperor. In 1312 Musa became emperor following the death of the previous ruler of Mali, Abu-Bakr II. Mali was an empire in West Africa that lasted from 1230 to 1600 and under Mansa Musa’s rule it became the largest and richest area of Africa. As Ruler of Mali he had captured the kingdom of Songhai and made its most major city, Timbuktu, a very vital and important trading center in the North African area. Mansa Musa was a very wealthy ruler. During his rule he has been shown to have had a fortune of 400 billion dollars. On his haji trip, he had taken more than 500 people with each of them accompanied with a staff of solid gold. Legends and stories say that he gave away so much gold in the city of Cairo that price of gold had fell. Mansa Musa was the grandson of Sundiata, the founder of the Mali Empire, who was celebrated as hero by the Mandinka People. Even with how much they were in common, there was one big difference between the two rulers. Mansa Musa was a Muslim unlike his once great grandfather. He was very devout to his Muslim faith; he was in fact so committed that he would go on a journey through …show more content…
Then after a few more years of a good and prosperous rule in Mali, in 1332, Mansa Musa had died. After his death, his son, Mansa Maghan had ruled from 1332 to 1336 and after Maghan’s reign of Mali was over, Mansa Suleyman, Mansa Musa’s older brother, had taken over as emperor of Mali, and had ruled from 1336 to 1360. They still haven’t clarified the death of Mansa Musa, but they have narrowed it down to 1332 as said before in the article, but they say there’s chance he may have been alive in 1337 because they say he sent a representative to Algeria to congratulate the conquerors on their

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