Abd al-Rahman I

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Abd al-Rahman I, more fully Abd al-Rahman ibn Mu'awiya ibn Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (731–788) was the founder of the Arab dynasty that ruled the greater part of Iberia for nearly three centuries (including the succeeding Caliphate of Córdoba). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd al-Rahman I has received more than 367,728 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Abd al-Rahman I is the 686th most popular politician (up from 728th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Syria and the 6th 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 686 out of 15,710Before him are Ahab, John Zápolya, Yaroslav the Wise, Henry III of England, Józef Piłsudski, and Marwan I. After him are Gaius Gracchus, Anne of Brittany, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, John I of France, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Joan I of Navarre.

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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, and Adalgis.

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Among people born in Syria, Abd al-Rahman I ranks 7 out of 158Before him are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), John of Damascus (676), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), and Philip the Arab (204). After him are Pope Anicetus (70), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), John Climacus (579), and Muawiya II (661).


Among politicians born in Syria, Abd al-Rahman I ranks 6Before him are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), and Philip the Arab (204). After him are 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).