prominent family in preindependence algeria.
During the late Ottoman period (c. 1800–1830), the Mukranis controlled a key section of the route between Algiers and Constantine. Under the French, Muhammad al-Mukrani was a regional commander until the military regime was weakened by Prussia's defeat of France in 1870. His revolt of 1871/72, supported by the Rahmaniyya brotherhood of Kabylia, was the largest and most harshly suppressed indigenous uprising prior to the War of Independence.
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