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Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflation!)

List of the wealthiest people ever - adjusted for inflation, includes african kings, wealthy normans that helped invade England, John of Gaunt, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, etc... Interesting little list to supplement history lesson

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11 Scientific Cocktails That Would Be A Hit At Any Party

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Yaa Asantewaa - appointed queen mother of Ejisu of the Ashanti Empire. She led the 1900 Ashanti rebellion known as the War of the Golden Stool against British colonialism.

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King of Asante, 1931- 1970

1930s Ghana: A young King Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, King of Asante, 1931- 1970. In 1931, the year of his installation, he imme­diately began to work for the restoration of Asante Confederacy, which was accomplished in 1935. Accordingly his status was raised from that of Kumasihene to Asantehene. This was one of his greatest achievements. During his reign he managed to get large parts of Asante lands, which had been taken over by the British restored to the Golden Stool (more at link).

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7 Medieval African Kingdoms Everyone Should Know About While Europe was experiencing its Dark Ages, a period of intellectual, cultural and economic regression from the sixth to the 13th centuries, Africans were experiencing an almost continent-wide renaissance after the decline of the Nile Valley civilizations of Egypt and Nubia.

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Ashanti king, Ghana. respect!!!

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West African Empires Map | River and the main empires of West Africa are indicated on this map ...

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AFRICAN KING SERIES by International Photographer James C. Lewis AFRICAN KING SERIES | King Tenkamenin of Ghana (1037-1075 AD) Through careful management of gold trade across the Sahara, Tenkamenin’s empire flourished economically yet his greatest strength was in government. He listened to his people and provided justice for all of them. His principles of democratic monarchy and religious tolerance make him one of the great models of African rule. | Model: Ebai Ayuk-Enow

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King Mansa Musa I (Emperor) was an important Malian king, ruling from 1312 to 1337 Musa ruled the Mali Empire his worth the equivalent of $400 billion in today’s currency, which makes him the richest man in the last 1000 years of human history -a master businessman & economist gained his wealth through Mali’s supply of gold, salt and ivory, the main commodities for most of the world during that time. Shaka, king of the Zulus (1787) inherited the throne of father Zulu Chief Senzangakhona.

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