But in the end they became less fanatical than the Murabtis, and Ya`kub el Mansur was a highly accomplished man, who wrote a good Arabic style and who protected the philosopher Averroes.
His title of El Mansur, "The Victorious," was earned by the defeat he inflicted on Alphonso VIII.
Ibn Mansur, the Samanid amir of Bokhara.
Abu '1 Kasim Mansur (or Hasan), who took the nom de plume of Firdousi, author of the epic poem the Shahnama, or "Book of Kings," a complete history of Persia in nearly 60,000 verses, was born at Shadab, a suburb of Tus, about the year 329 of the Hegira (941 A.D.), or earlier.
Abu Mansur, the governor of Tus, patronized him and encouraged him by substantial pecuniary support.