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Sundiata Keita

Born: 1210 AD
Died: 1260 AD
Nationality: Malian
Categories: Politician

1217 – Mari Djata was born.

         – Naré Maghann Konaté was a Mandinka king who one day received a divine hunter at his court.

         – Soumaoro Kanté, cruel sorcerer king of Sosso, attacks the Mandinka kingdom, causing Dankaran Toumani Keita to take flight in fear.

1235 – Sundiata wages war against the Sosso, finally defeating Soumaoro Kanté at the Battle of Kirina.

         – Founder and ruler of Mali empire.

         – Sundiata Keita established his capital at his home village of Niani, Mali, near the present-day Malian border with Guinea.

1255 – Sundiata Keita died, probably of drowning. Tradition holds that he died while crossing the Sankarini river, where a shrine remains today.