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Usman dan Fodio (ˈuːsmɑːn dæn ˈfəʊdɪəʊ)
(Biography) 1754–1817, African mystic and revolutionary leader, who created a Muslim state in Nigeria
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These sultanates were challenged by the jihad of Shehu Usuman Dan Fodio
(that lasted from 1802-1812), who created a unified caliphate stretching across northern Nigeria into the neighboring countries.
The jihad of Usuman Dan Fodio
, a Fulani cleric, waged near the beginning of the nineteenth century, transformed the dozen or so Hausa principalities and city-states into the highly centralized empire of the Sokoto Caliphate, covering some 250,000 square miles.