Abu Yaqub Yusuf

Abu Yaqub Yusuf

Abu Ya`qub Yusuf or Yusuf I (Arabic: أبو يعقوب يوسف‎ Abū Ya‘qūb Yūsuf; 1135 – 14 October 1184) was the second Almohad Amir or caliph. He reigned from 1163 until 1184 in Marrakech. He had the Giralda in Seville built as well as Koutoubia in Marrakech and Hassan Tower in Rabat.

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