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Abd al-Rahman I

731 - 788

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Abd al-Rahman I ibn Mu’awiya (in full: Abd al-Rahman ibn Mu'awiya ibn Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan; 7 March 731 – 30 September 788; Arabic: عبد الرحمن الأول) was the founder of the Umayyad Arab dynasty that ruled the greater part of Iberia for nearly three centuries (including the succeeding Caliphate of Córdoba). Abd al-Rahman was a member of the Umayyad dynasty in Damascus, and his establishment of a government in Iberia represented a break with the Abbasids, who had overthrown the Umayyads in Damascus in 750. He was also known by the surnames al-Dakhil ("the Entrant"), Saqr Quraish ("the Falcon of Quraysh") and as "the Falcon of Andalusia". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd al-Rahman I has received more than 561,411 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Abd al-Rahman I is the 665th most popular politician (up from 685th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Syria (up from 7th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Syrian Politician.

Abd al-Rahman I was a Muslim ruler of the Umayyad dynasty. He's most famous for his conquests in North Africa, which led to the creation of the Emirate of Cordoba.

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Among politicians, Abd al-Rahman I ranks 665 out of 15,577Before him are Leo III the Isaurian, Georgi Dimitrov, Andromache, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, Robert Mugabe, and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem. After him are James Madison, Alexis of Russia, Constantius Chlorus, Sukjong of Joseon, Gaius Cassius Longinus, and Subhas Chandra Bose.

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Among people born in 731, Abd al-Rahman I ranks 1After him are Abu Yusuf, Telets of Bulgaria, and Ōtomo no Otomaro. Among people deceased in 788, Abd al-Rahman I ranks 1After him are Śāntarakṣita, Mauregatus of Asturias, Adalgis, and Ælfwald I of Northumbria.

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Among people born in Syria, Abd al-Rahman I ranks 6 out of 181Before him are Elagabalus (203), Zenobia (240), John of Damascus (676), Yazid I (647), and Hafez al-Assad (1930). After him are Philip the Arab (204), Pope Anicetus (70), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Ibn Kathir (1301), and Pope Gregory III (700).


Among politicians born in Syria, Abd al-Rahman I ranks 5Before him are Elagabalus (203), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), and Hafez al-Assad (1930). After him are Philip the Arab (204), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).