Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf

661 - 714

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Abu Muhammad al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ibn al-Hakam ibn Abi Aqil al-Thaqafi (Arabic: أبو محمد الحجاج بن يوسف بن الحكم بن أبي عقيل الثقفي, romanized: Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn al-Ḥakam ibn Abī ʿAqīl al-Thaqafī; c. 661–714), known simply as al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf (Arabic: الحجاج بن يوسف, romanized: al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf), was the most notable governor who served the Umayyad Caliphate. He began his service under Caliph Abd al-Malik (r. 685–705), who successively promoted him as the head of the Caliph's shurta (select troops), the governor of the Hejaz (western Arabia) in 692–694, and the practical viceroy of a unified Iraqi province and the eastern parts of the Caliphate in 694. Al-Hajjaj retained the last post under Abd al-Malik's son and successor al-Walid I (r. 705–715), whose decision-making was heavily influenced by al-Hajjaj, until his death in 714. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf has received more than 1,024,611 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf is the 1,464th most popular politician (up from 1,539th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 61st in 2019) and the 27th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf is most famous for his role as governor of Iraq, which he ruled from 765 to 783. Al-Hajjaj is most well known for his brutal suppression of the rebellion of al-Mukhtar in 765.

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Over the past year Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf has had the most page views in the with 603,494 views, followed by English (154,410), and Persian (92,299). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (745,700.00%), Bashkir (218.52%), and Hindi (168.77%)


Among politicians, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ranks 1,464 out of 19,576Before him are Cyrus I, Mohammad Khatami, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Christopher of Bavaria, Margaret Theresa of Spain, and Yeonsangun of Joseon. After him are Jiajing Emperor, Porfirio Díaz, Masinissa, Charles III of Naples, Leo von Caprivi, and Urho Kekkonen.

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Among people born in 661, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ranks 2Before him is Muawiya II. After him is Chen Zi'ang. Among people deceased in 714, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ranks 2Before him is Pepin of Herstal. After him is Grimoald the Younger.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ranks 73 out of 354Before him are Ibn Ishaq (704), Maymunah bint al-Harith (594), Hasan al-Basri (642), Zaynab bint Khuzayma (595), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), and Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674). After him are Hasan al-Askari (846), Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594), Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680), Abbas ibn Ali (647), Ibrahim ibn Muhammad (630), and Ja'far ibn Abi Talib (589).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ranks 27Before him are Musaylimah (600), Faisal I of Iraq (1885), Talal of Jordan (1909), Maymunah bint al-Harith (594), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), and Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674). After him are Muhammad bin Saud (1710), Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (576), Asmā' bint Abi Bakr (595), Al-Wathiq (812), Abul Kalam Azad (1888), and Rayhana bint Zayd (600).