Taifa of Valencia

Taifa of Valencia
1010–1238
Taifa Kingdom of Valencia, c. 1037
Taifa Kingdom of Valencia, c. 1037
CapitalValencia
Common languagesArabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew, Berber
Religion Islam, Christianity (Roman Catholicism), Judaism
GovernmentMonarchy
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
1010
• To Toledo
1065–1075
1099–1102 / 1102–1145
• To Murcia/Almohads
1147–1172 / 1172–1229
• Conquered by Aragon
1238
CurrencyDirham and Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Caliphate of Cordoba
Crown of Aragon
Kingdom of Valencia

The Taifa of Valencia was a medieval Moorish taifa kingdom which existed, in and around Valencia, Spain during four distinct periods: from 1010 to 1065, from 1075 to 1099, from 1145 to 1147 and last from 1229 to 1238 when it was finally conquered by the Aragon.

From 1094 to 1099 the kingdom was also famously subject to the rule of legendary military leader El Cid.

List of Rulers

Saqlabi dynasty (Servile Rulers)

  • Mubarrak: 1010/1–1017 with...
  • Muzaffar: 1010/1–1017
  • Lab'ib (Tortosa c. 1009–bfr. 1039/40):1017–1019, d. bfr. 1039; with...
  • Muyahid (in Denia 1010/2–1045): 1017–1021, d. 1045

Amirid dynasty

  • 'Abd al-'Aziz: 1021–1061
  • 'Abd al-Malik al-Muzzaffar: 1061–1065
  • Abu Bakr ibn Abd al-Aziz: 1075–1085
  • 'Uthman: 1085–1086

Dhunnunid dynasty

  • Yahya al-Qadir (in Toledo 1075–1085): 1086–1092

Yahhafid dynasty

El Cid orders the execution of Abu Ahmad Dja'far and his companions after his conquest of the Taifa of Valencia in 1094.
  • Abu Ahmad Dja'far: 1092–1094

Dynasty of El Cid

'Abd al-'Aziz dynasty

  • Abu 'Abd al-Malik Marwan: 1145

'Jyaddid dynasty

  • Abu Muhammad: 1145–1146, d. 1147

Huddid dynasty

'Jyaddid dynasty (restored)

  • Abu Muhammad (restored): 1146–1147

Mardanis dynasty

  • Zayyan (in Onda 1228–1229, Murcia 1239–1241): 1229–1238, d. 1241
Other Languages
العربية: طائفة بلنسية
беларуская: Валенсія (тайфа)
Nederlands: Taifa Valencia
português: Taifa de Valência
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Taifa Valencia