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Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Ghazi, approximately 1506-approximately 1543


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    • Aḥmad bin Ibrahim, approximately 1506-approximately 1543
    • Aḥmad Grāñ, approximately 1506-approximately 1543
    • Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Ghazi, ca. 1506-ca. 1543
    • ʼAḥmad ʼIbrāhim, approximately 1506-approximately 1543
    • Ghazi, Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm, approximately 1506-approximately 1543
    • Grāñ, Aḥmad, approximately 1506-approximately 1543
    • Ahmad Gragn, approximately 1506-approximately 1543
    • Ahmad Guray, approximately 1506-approximately 1543
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        (edtf) 1506~
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        (edtf) 1543~
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    • Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Ghazi, ca. 1506-ca. 1543
  • Sources

    • found: Tašoma Berhānu Kamāl. ʼImām ʼAḥmad ʼIbrāhim (ʼAḥmad Grāñ), 2008:p. 64 (ʼImām ʼAḥmad ʼAlqāzi) p. 65 (ʼAḥmad ʼibn ʼIbrāhīm ʼAlqāzi (Grāñ))
    • found: Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, 2003(Aḥmad b. Ibrāhīm al-Ġāzī; Aḥmad bin Ibrāhīm al-Ghāzī [rom. from Arabic]; b. ca. 1506, d. ca. 1543; known also as [Ahmad] Grañ or Gragn)
    • found: Dictionary of African biography, 1977:v. 1, p. 46 (Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm; 1506-1543; nicknamed Grāñ, meaning left-handed)
    • found: Arabfaquih, S. Conquest of Abyssinia, 2003:p. xvii (Aḥmad bin Ibrahim - Aḥmad Grañ, or the Left-handed)
    • found: Arabfaquih, S. Histoire de la conquête de l'Abyssinie, 1897-1901:p. 5 (l'imâm Aḥmed ben Ibrahim el-Ghâzi)
    • found: Hist. dict. of Ethiopia, 2004(Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al Ghazi (1506-1543); also known as Gran the Left-Handed)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed October 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Ahmad, ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi; Ahmad ibn Ibrahim; Ahmad Gragn; Ahmad Guray; political figure, foreign military officer; born c.1506; led an Islamic revivalist movement motivated by the spirit of anti-Ethiopian jihad (1525); led his Islamic armies into Ethiopia, conquering Shewa (1529), Amhara (1531) and Tigray (1535); enjoyed the support of Islamic scholars in Mecca and benefited from military aid sent by the Ottomans; the combined Christian force was initially beaten and the Portuguese leader, Christopher da Gama was beheaded by him (1542); he was killed in the battle of Zantara (1543); his legacy as the guardian of Islamic pride and resistance to Ethiopian-Christian domination was recycled mainly by Somali nationalists who refer to him as Ahmad Guray; died 21 February 1543)
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