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Abu al-Abbas Abdallah ibn Harun al-Rashid (Arabic: أبو العباس عبد الله بن هارون الرشيد, romanized: Abū al-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh ibn Hārūn ar-Rashīd; 14 September 786 – 9 August 833), better known by his regnal name al-Ma'mun (Arabic: المأمون, romanized: al-Maʾmūn), was the seventh Abbasid caliph, who reigned from 813 until his death in 833. He succeeded his half-brother al-Amin after a civil war, during which the cohesion of the Abbasid Caliphate was weakened by rebellions and the rise of local strongmen; much of his domestic reign was consumed in pacification campaigns. Well educated and with a considerable interest in scholarship, al-Ma'mun promoted the Translation Movement, the flowering of learning and the sciences in Baghdad, and the publishing of al-Khwarizmi's book now known as "Algebra". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Ma'mun has received more than 764,369 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Al-Ma'mun is the 777th most popular politician (down from 716th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 21st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Al-ma'mun was most famous for his efforts to make the Islamic world more tolerant and open to other religions. He sponsored debates between Muslim scholars and Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian leaders. He also invited the Persian scholar Abu Ali al-Hussein ibn Ishaq al-Kindi to Baghdad to translate Greek texts into Arabic.

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Among politicians, Al-Ma'mun ranks 777 out of 15,577Before him are Queen Seondeok of Silla, Mary of Hungary, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Roger II of Sicily, and Louis VI of France. After him are Anton Drexler, Baudouin of Belgium, Nikephoros I, Publius Quinctilius Varus, Marwan I, and Chlothar I.

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Among people born in 786, Al-Ma'mun ranks 1After him are Emperor Saga and Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar. Among people deceased in 833, Al-Ma'mun ranks 1After him are Ibn Hisham, Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar, García Galíndez, and Enravota.

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Among people born in Iraq, Al-Ma'mun ranks 25 out of 338Before him are Ezra (-500), Al-Masudi (896), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Belshazzar (-600), Ahmad Sanjar (1100), and Khosrow II (570). After him are Nur ad-Din (1116), Idris (-3500), Fuzûlî (1494), Gudea (-2200), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), and Nabopolassar (-658).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Al-Ma'mun ranks 12Before him are Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), and Khosrow II (570). After him are Nur ad-Din (1116), Gudea (-2200), Nabopolassar (-658), Jalal Talabani (1933), Ur-Nammu (-2200), and Möngke Khan (1209).