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Abū Zayyān II
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Muḥammad b. Abī Hammū II , sovereign of the ʿAbd al-Wādid dynasty. During the lifetime of his father he was governor of Algiers and tried in vain, on his father’s death, to seize power. He took refuge with the Marīnid sultan Abu ’l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad, who led an expedition against Tlemcen and made it possible for Abū Zayyān to be proclaimed in Muḥarram 796/Nov.-Dec. 1393. He remained a faithful vassal of the Marīnids. A patron of men of letters and poets, he was assassinated in 801/1398 after being driven from the throne by his brother Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh.

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Cour, A., “Abū Zayyān II”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0284>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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