Taifa of Majorca

The Taifa of Majorca was a medieval Moorish taifa kingdom which existed from 1018 to 1203 in Majorca.

Taifa of Majorca

Common languagesArabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew
Islam, Roman Catholicism, Judaism
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Conquered by the Almohads
CurrencyDirham and Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Taifa of Denia
Almohad dynasty
Today part of Spain

The first taifa lasted for about 50 years (1076-1116), first succumbing to a Christian crusade and later being occupied by the Almoravids. After a period in which the Balearic Islands were integrated into the Almoravid Empire, it ended up disintegrating, suffering the same fate as the Caliphate of Córdoba.

A new, independent kingdom arose, the second taifa (1147-1203), under the Banu Ghaniya dynasty, which would become the last Almoravid stronghold in Al-Andalus against the Almohads advance.

List of Emirs

Mujahid dynasty

Aglabid dynasty

  • Ibn Aglab al-Murtada: 1076–1093
  • Mubassir: 1093–1114
  • Abu-l-Rabi Sulayman "El Burabe": 1114–1126

Ghaniyid dynasty

  • Muhammad I: 1126–1155
  • Ishaq: c.1155–1184
  • Muhammad II (deposed in a coup): 1184 d. 1187
  • Ali (left to conquer the Maghreb): 1184
  • Abu al-Zubayr or Talha: November 1184–1185
  • Muhammad II (restored): 1185–1185
  • Tashfin: 1185–1187
  • 'Abdallah: 1187–1203

See also

  • List of Sunni Muslim dynasties

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