Biography of King of la taifa de Huesca Lubb ibn Sulayman ibn Hud (siglo XI)

King of the taifa of Huesca, born and died in date unknown. It belonged to the Arab family of the Banu Hud, he/she was the son of Sulayman al-Mustasin, King of the taifa of Zaragoza. His Government was divided into two stages, the first from about 1040, date in which was appointed by Sulayman Ibn Hud Governor of Huesca, until his death in 1046; and the second, which began in the 1046 to proclaim himself independent of Huesca King and ended when he/she was overthrown by his brother Ahmed al-Muqtadirin 1051.

Noteworthy are its noble origins, belonging to the Arab family of the Banu Hud, they had entered the peninsula with the first Muslim contingents that crossed the Strait in 711. Very soon the Banu Hud handed out by the peninsula and took advantage of their status as Arabs to settle in the best lands of Algeciras, Murcia and Seville. His father, Sulayman Ibn Hud, had formed part of the army of Almanzor, together had managed to obtain important wealth thanks to the seized loot to the Christians of the North of Spain. In the last years of Hisham II, Sulayman, participated in the fitna, or civil war, which marked the end of the Caliphate. Interventions facilitated her arrival in power of the realms of Tudela and Lerida. Shortly thereafter his reputation began to increase, thanks to their interventions against Sancho III; In addition, hosted in Lleida the last Caliph banished in 1031, Hisham III. After the death of Al-Mundhir II, slain, Sulayman became a power in the area of Zaragoza, already not reign only in Tudela and Lerida, but that they became part of his dominions hollow, Calatayud, Daroca and Barbastro. This large increase in power caused Sulayman would not be overwhelmed and decided that the best way to effectively control the territory consisted of sending its sons as governors. The system worked until the death of Sulayman, date from which children one after another, they were declaring independent. The rightful heir, Ahmed I Muqtadir meanwhile was interested in recovering all territories which had formed the Kingdom of his father, so began a series of campaigns against their brethren.

Lubb, King of Huesca, was the first to be attacked, and was defeated at the beginning of the year 1051. Unlike his brothers did not have time to coin currency with its name by what just left testimonies of his Government out of the Chronicles. With the disappearance of the independent Kingdom of the taifa of Huesca Lubb track is lost, it is possible that he/she died in the assault on the city or he/she would be forced to go into exile.

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