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Abū Jaʿfar ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad al-Manṣūr (; Arabic: أبو جعفر عبد الله بن محمد المنصور‎; 95 AH – 158 AH (714 CE – 6 October 775 CE) usually known simply as by his laqab Al-Manṣūr (المنصور) was the second Abbasid caliph, reigning from 136 AH to 158 AH (754 CE – 775 CE) succeeding his brother al-Saffah (r. 750–754). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Mansur has received more than 728,152 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Al-Mansur is the 368th most popular religious figure (down from 334th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Jordan and the 2nd most popular 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 368 out of 2,238Before him are Maya, Pope Hormisdas, Pope Victor III, Pope Simplicius, Pope Anastasius I, and Faustina Kowalska. After him are Pope Honorius II, Gregory the Illuminator, Pope Anastasius III, Pope John IX, Micah, and Hannah.

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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 44Before him are Aaron (-1396) and Hussein of Jordan (1935). After him are As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Menippus (-290), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Simon bar Giora (100), and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966).


Among religious figures born in Jordan, Al-Mansur ranks 2Before him are Aaron (-1396). After him are Phinehas (-1300), Fouad Twal (1940), and Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham (1948).