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Abstract

This article deals with the life of the leader Yahia Outaafuft in the fields of Abda and Doukkala at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century. And how he went from a simple merchant to a strong military and political personality, with links of loyalty and obedience to the Portuguese King Manuel I, and in the service of the Catholic Church, by implementing the Christian project in Morocco; While this leader resembled the sultans, and aspired to seize power in Marrakech after Portuguese King Manuel I decorated him with a high military medal in Lisbon, and how the emerging Saadian power in southern Morocco has was able to eliminate this leader after his assassination in 1519. This event was therefore an encouraging start for this young emirate for the reunification of Morocco, and to save it from a fate similar to that of Andalusia.

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