Abd al-Rahman II

788 - 852

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Abd ar-Rahman II (Arabic: عبد الرحمن الأوسط‎) (792–852) was the fourth Umayyad Emir of Córdoba in the Al-Andalus Iberia from 822 until his death. Abd ar-Rahman II was born in Toledo, the son of Emir Al-Hakam I. In his youth he took part in the so-called "massacre of the ditch", when from 700 to 5,000 people came to pay homage to the princes who were killed by order of Al-Hakam. He succeeded his father as Emir of Córdoba in 822 and engaged in nearly continuous warfare against Alfonso II of Asturias, whose southward advance he halted (822–842). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd al-Rahman II has received more than 35,023 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Abd al-Rahman II is the 1,807th most popular politician (down from 1,586th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Spain (down from 143rd in 2019) and the 53rd most popular Spanish Politician.

Abd al-Rahman II was the last Emir of Córdoba, the last Muslim ruler of al-Andalus. He was the son of Muhammad I of Córdoba and successor to his father in 912. He was the first ruler of al-Andalus to use the title "Emir" (commander) rather than "King." He is most famous for his construction of the Alcázar of Córdoba.

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Among politicians, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 1,807 out of 15,710Before him are Fanny Kaplan, Sanakht, Carloman, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Publius Clodius Pulcher, and James IV of Scotland. After him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Burhanuddin Rabbani, John VI of Portugal, 1st Dalai Lama, and Rodion Malinovsky.

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Among people born in 788, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 2Before him is Adi Shankara. After him are Methodios I of Constantinople and Abu Tammam. Among people deceased in 852, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 1After him are Íñigo Arista of Pamplona, Harald Klak, Du Mu, Presian I of Bulgaria, and Beorhtwulf of Mercia.

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Among people born in Spain, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 151 out of 2,595Before him are Inês de Castro (1325), Buenaventura Durruti (1896), Diego de Almagro (1475), Enrique Iglesias (1975), José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903), and Pep Guardiola (1971). After him are Henry II of Castile (1334), Ferdinand I of Naples (1423), Enrique Granados (1867), Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), Ibn Hazm (994), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881).


Among politicians born in Spain, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 53Before him are Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), Martin of Aragon (1356), Ferdinand I of Aragon (1380), Alfonso V of Aragon (1396), Almanzor (930), and José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903). After him are Henry II of Castile (1334), Ferdinand I of Naples (1423), Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), Peter II of Aragon (1174), Josep Borrell (1947), and John I of Castile (1358).