Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat (also spelled Qudarat or Corallat) (1581–1671) was a Sultan of Maguindanao in the Philippines. During his reign, he successfully opposed the Spaniards who attempted to conquer his land and hindered the Christianization of the island of Mindanao.
He was a direct descendant of Shariff Kabungsuwan, a Muslim missionary who brought Islam to the Philippines between the 13th and 14th century.
The Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat is named after him, together with the Municipality of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, where his descendants of Datus and rulers are the current political leaders.
After succeeding his father Kapitan Laut Buisan in 1619, he defeated several tribes and proclaimed his kingdom as the Datu of the Pulangi region. He also governed a settlement in what is now Cagayan de Oro, Caraga, and established Misamis and Bukidnon as his tributaries. He also made friendly relations with the Spaniards and the Dutch, however the Spaniards tried to conquer his subjects, but failed and were forced to ransom their soldiers from the Sultan. Governor-General Diego Fajardo Chacón signed a treaty with Kudarat on June 25, 1645 which allowed Spanish missionaries to established Christianity in Mindanao, allowing a church built, and trade in the Sultan’s territories.
On November 4, 1663, warriors under Sultan Kudarat raided the town of Baybay in Leyte.
Sultan Laut Buisan
|Sultan of Maguindanao
Sultan Dundang Tidulay
Sultan Mawallil Wasit
|Sultan of Sulu
as Sultan Nasir ud-Din II
Sultan Salah ud-Din Bakhtiar
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