Why did Muhammad Ture become known as Askia the Great?
Muhammad Ture chose the title askia, a title of high military rank. Eventually, he became known as Askia the Great. ...
Asked in Ancient History
When did askia the great die?
Askia Mohammed I died in 1538 after falling off his horse and drowning in a river. Oddly the river was at its lowest level because it was not rainy season. He was buried in a Step Pyramid at Gao. He is fondly remembered as Askia the Great. ...
Asked in Songhai Empire
What did Askia Mohammad do to strengthen his country?
Askia Mohammed the Great encouraged literacy and learning. In the Songhai Empire, there were the best scholars that made Islamic books that are still used today. Askia also spread Islam all over Africa. ...