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Biographical Data :

Name :El Hadj Umar Ibn Said Tall
Period :c1797 - 1864
Biographical detail : The West African leader who started a holy war and established an empire.

Umar conquered the lands stretching between the head waters of the Niger and Timbuktu. His Tukolor Empire extended up to western Sudan where his family ruled till the last decade of the 19th century when the French occupied it in 1897. He ruled Mali from 1848 to 1864 and was succeeded by his son Ahmadu Seku.

Umar Ibn Said Tall was born in Senegal.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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