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 Al-Andalus from 822 until his death. A vigorous and effective frontier warrior, he was also well known as a patron of the arts. Abd ar-Rahman was born in Toledo, the son of Emir Al-Hakam I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd al-Rahman II has received more than 46,960 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Abd al-Rahman II is the 1,921st most popular politician (down from 1,804th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from Spain (down from 151st in 2019) and the 60th most popular 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 1,921 out of 15,577Before him are Alec Douglas-Home, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Quintus Sertorius, and Salome Zourabichvili. After him are Masoud Barzani, John I of Castile, Ismail II, Attalus I, Georgios Papadopoulos, and William V, Prince of Orange.

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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, Abu Tammam, Ziyadat Allah I of Ifriqiya, and Boniface II, Margrave of Tuscany. Among people deceased in 852, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 1After him are Íñigo Arista of Pamplona, Du Mu, Harald Klak, Presian I of Bulgaria, and Beorhtwulf of Mercia.

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Among people born in Spain, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 165 out of 2,932Before him are Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), Carlos Saura (1932), Berengaria of Navarre (1165), Enrique Iglesias (1975), and Alfonso II of Aragon (1157). After him are John I of Castile (1358), Diego de Almagro (1475), Felipe VI of Spain (1968), Philip, Duke of Parma (1720), Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (1535), and Enrique Granados (1867).


Among politicians born in Spain, Abd al-Rahman II ranks 60Before him are José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903), Henry II of Castile (1334), Martin of Aragon (1356), Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), Sancho II of Castile and León (1036), and Alfonso II of Aragon (1157). After him are John I of Castile (1358), Philip, Duke of Parma (1720), Elizabeth of Portugal (1271), John, Prince of Asturias (1478), Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), and Frederick III of Sicily (1272).