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Muhammad ibn Abd Allah al-Mansur (Arabic: محمد ابن عبد الله المنصور, romanized: Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd Allāh al-Manṣūr; c. 744 or 745 – 24 July 785), better known by his regnal title al-Mahdi (Arabic: المهدي, lit. 'the Guided'), was the third Abbasid caliph, ruling from October 775 until his death. He succeeded his father al-Mansur (r. 754–775) and preceded his son al-Hadi (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Mahdi has received more than 320,289 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Al-Mahdi is the 1,508th most popular politician (up from 1,640th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Jordan (down from 4th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Jordanian Politician.

The Mahdi is a messianic figure in Islam. He is believed to be the savior of humankind and the final Imam who will appear at the end of time.

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Among politicians, Al-Mahdi ranks 1,508 out of 15,710Before him are Agathocles of Syracuse, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, Tvrtko I of Bosnia, Phryne, Romanos III Argyros, and Manuel Azaña. After him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Bleda, Conradin, Andrey Vyshinsky, Chenghua Emperor, and Emmanuel Macron.

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Among people born in 744, Al-Mahdi ranks 1 Among people deceased in 785, Al-Mahdi ranks 1After him is Ōtomo no Yakamochi.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, Al-Mahdi ranks 5 out of 37Before him are Aaron (-1396), Hussein of Jordan (1935), Al-Mansur (714), and As-Saffah (722). After him are Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Menippus (-290), Judas of Galilee (-100), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966).


Among politicians born in Jordan, Al-Mahdi ranks 3Before him are Hussein of Jordan (1935) and As-Saffah (722). After him are Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Balak (null), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Omar Razzaz (1961), Haya bint Hussein (1974), Hani Mulki (1951), and Adnan Badran (1935).