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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 probably 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf has received more than 828,661 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf is the 1,559th most popular politician (up from 1,889th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 70th in 2019) and the 23rd 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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Among politicians, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ranks 1,559 out of 15,577Before him are Jiajing Emperor, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Chenghua Emperor, Scorpion I, Alexios III Angelos, and Nicos Anastasiades. After him are Fuad I of Egypt, Maria I of Portugal, Boudica, John VI of Portugal, Lucullus, and Leo IV the Khazar.

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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 61 out of 251Before him are Abraha (600), Abbas ibn Ali (647), Umm Salama (602), Musaylimah (600), Ibn Ishaq (704), and Sawda bint Zamʿa (589). After him are Zainab bint Muhammad (600), Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad (603), Amr ibn al-As (580), Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674), Abdullah ibn Umar (610), and Ja'far ibn Abi Talib (589).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ranks 23Before him are Safiyya bint Huyayy (610), Al-Walid I (668), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Amr ibn Hishām (570), and Musaylimah (600). After him are Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674), Ammar ibn Yasir (570), Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680), Talal of Jordan (1909), Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (576), and Muhammad bin Saud (1710).