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A New General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 1 of 12 free pdf Excerpt from A New General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 1 of 12 Mohammed Almostadir, ) He Bractised the hard lesson wliieh lift son of the above, was destined to a paintaugnt. When the ship was ready, hfl ful immortality among the Arabian lings embarked and landed at Ceuta, and was of Spain, rrom the first, his fortunes conveyed to the fortress of Agmat. On were diversified. By Aben Dvlnmi, the way, a compassionate poet presented king of Toledo, he was defeated, and him with a copy of verses, and he rehis two great cities, Seville and Corwarded the man with thirty-six pieces ol dova, taken- but he recovered firom gold, the only money he had left from this check with amazing rapidity, and his once vast resources. He could not became more powerful than he had foresee that he should soon be left without ever been. That he might have no support- that his life was to be passed interruption to his meditated conquests, in extreme indigence- that his royal he entered into an alliance with Alfonso daughters would be compelled to labour VI. kine of Leon and Castile, whose for his support and their own. After his progress ne encaged not to resist. While exile in a.h. 484, (a. d.1091, ) he lived ne was reducmg the strong towns of about five years. He was a celebrated Murcia and Grenada, Alfonso reduced poet, and a mild prudent ruler- but his Toledo, one of the great bulwarks of the policy was, like that of all Mohammedan Moslem power in Spain. As the chrisprinces, tortuous. tian monarch had already converted the The three preceding articles are firom Moorish kings of Badajoz and Sarragossa Casiri, Cond, DHerbelot, and Dunham. into tributaries, and was reducing all Abaffi, (Michael, d.1690, ) voivod the fortified places on both sides of the of Transylvania, was raised to that digTagus, Mohammed became alarmed nity by the Turks in opposition to Kefor his own dominions. And well he meni, who was patronizea by the house might- for the christian monarch was of Austria, lliere were consequently intent on thei subjuffatioii of all Andatwo princes at the same time who, lusia. To avert this calamity, hemet regardless of the public ruin, governed the kings of Almeria, Grenada and dinerent parts of the same state. At Badajoz, and with them consulted on the lengtli Kemeni falling in a battle against steps most fidvisable for the common the Turks, Abaffi became the sole idng. defence. In an evil hour, it was resolved At the peace of Temeswar, in 1664, he to invoke the id of Yussef ben Taxfin, was compelled to acknowledge two mas(see the word, ) the celebrated Afirican ters, Austria and the Porte, and nay conqueror, and founder of the great tribute to both. But he was more undvnasty of the Almoravides. Yussef mediately the vassal of the latter- and obeyed the call, and on the plains of in 1681 he did not hesitate to declare Zalacoa signally defeated Alfonso. But war affainst the former. As he was a this advantage availed little for Morebel Tiimself, he had a natural love for hammed: he found in Yussef a perfirebellion- and the insurgents of Hundious tyrant instead of a generous ally, gary were sure of his favour. But he Against that emperor he armed- and was conquered by the Austrians, and though he obtained a large christian forced to accept such conditions as were force firom Alfonso, who equally dreaded imposed by the imperial general, the power of the Afirican, he was defeated A son of the preceding, with the and compelled to renounce his kingdom, same name, (1677 1713)reigned a Nay, he was laden with fetters, ana with short time only. He was sununoned to Ills family cast into prison, until a ship Vienna, where he lived in peace as a was provided to carry him into Afirica. noble to the time of his death. From This reverse of fortune he bore with this time Transylvania became a pronoble fortitude: surrounded by the best vince of Austria. beloved of his wives, by his daughters, Abailard, or Abelard, (Peter, and his four surviving sons, he expati

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Author : Hugh James Rose
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330072308
EAN : 9781330072301
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Number of Pages : 514 pages
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