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Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan

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Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ibn al-Hakam (Arabic: عَبْد الْمَلِك ٱبْن مَرْوَان ٱبْن الْحَكَم, romanized: ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān ibn al-Ḥakam; July/August 644 or June/July 647 – 9 October 705) was the fifth Umayyad caliph, ruling from April 685 until his death in October 705. A member of the first generation of born Muslims, his early life in Medina was occupied with pious pursuits. He held administrative and military posts under Caliph Mu'awiya I (r. 661–680), founder of the Umayyad Caliphate, and his own father, Caliph Marwan I (r. 684–685). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan has received more than 1,273,745 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan is the 568th most popular politician (down from 509th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 17th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan was the fifth caliph of the Umayyad dynasty. He is most famous for his role in expanding the Islamic empire and building the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

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Among politicians, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ranks 568 out of 15,577Before him are Mustafa IV, Georges Clemenceau, George IV of the United Kingdom, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Kim Dae-jung, and Valerian. After him are Friedrich Ebert, Maximian, Yeongjo of Joseon, Saparmurat Niyazov, Alija Izetbegović, and Constantius II.

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Among people born in 646, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ranks 1After him are Tonyukuk and Gudula. Among people deceased in 705, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ranks 2Before him is Wu Zetian. After him are Pope John VI, Tiberius III, Lambert of Maastricht, Leontios, Alpaida, and Aldfrith of Northumbria.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ranks 22 out of 251Before him are Aminah (557), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Ibn Saud (1875), Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), and Malik ibn Anas (711). After him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Umar II (682), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Abd al-Muttalib (497), and Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ranks 7Before him are Umar (585), Uthman (574), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Muawiyah I (603), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), and Ibn Saud (1875). After him are Umar II (682), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), Abū Lahab (549), and Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906).