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Abu Ja'far Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Mansur (; Arabic: أبو جعفر عبدالله بن محمد المنصور‎; 95 AH – 158 AH (714 CE – 6 October 775 CE) usually known simply as by his laqab Al-Mansur (المنصور) was the second Abbasid caliph, reigning from 136 AH to 158 AH (754 CE – 775 CE) and succeeding As-Saffah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Mansur has received more than 634,655 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Al-Mansur is the 335th most popular religious figure (up from 339th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Jordan (up from 28th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Jordanian Religious Figure.

Al-Mansur is most famous for his victory against the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas in the Battle of Manzikert in 1071.

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Among religious figures, Al-Mansur ranks 335 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Leo IV, Pope Agatho, Habakkuk, Pope John XXI, Pope Benedict I, and Pope Nicholas III. After him are Simeon Stylites, Pope Callixtus I, Pope Clement II, Pope Symmachus, Idris, and Pope Adrian V.

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Among people born in 714, Al-Mansur ranks 2Before him is Childeric III. After him is Bashar ibn Burd. Among people deceased in 775, Al-Mansur ranks 1After him is Constantine V.

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Among people born in Jordan, Al-Mansur ranks 3 out of 37Before him are Aaron (-1396) and Hussein of Jordan (1935). After him are As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Menippus (-290), Judas of Galilee (-100), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966).


Among religious figures born in Jordan, Al-Mansur ranks 2Before him are Aaron (-1396). After him are Fouad Twal (1940) and Phinehas (-1300).