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Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Jaʿfar (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن جعفر; 847 – 16 July 869), better known by his regnal title al-Muʿtazz bi-ʾllāh (المعتز بالله, "He who is strengthened by God") was the Abbasid caliph from 866 to 869, during a period of extreme internal instability within the Abbasid Caliphate, known as the "Anarchy at Samarra". Originally named as the second in line of three heirs of his father al-Mutawakkil, al-Mu'tazz was forced to renounce his rights after the accession of his brother al-Muntasir, and was thrown in prison as a dangerous rival during the reign of his cousin al-Musta'in. He was released and raised to the caliphate in January 866, during the civil war between al-Musta'in and the Turkish military of Samarra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Mu'tazz has received more than 171,969 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Al-Mu'tazz is the 169th most popular social activist (down from 153rd in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Iraq (down from 107th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iraqi Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 169 out of 538Before him are Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Maria Spiridonova, Dmitry Muratov, Campaspe, Yiannis Ritsos, and Gaius Julius Civilis. After him are Soh Jaipil, Fred Phelps, Kang Pan-sok, Mordechai Vanunu, Rudi Dutschke, and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.

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Among people born in 847, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 1After him are Charles the Child and Kurszán. Among people deceased in 869, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 4Before him are Lothair II, Edmund the Martyr, and Ermentrude of Orléans. After him is Gottschalk of Orbais.

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Among people born in Iraq, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 132 out of 338Before him are Ibn Qutaybah (828), Al-Muhtadi (825), Taha Yassin Ramadan (1938), Ammi-Saduqa (-1700), Ninus (null), and Al-Muktafi (875). After him are Al-Mawardi (974), Ovadia Yosef (1920), Adil Abdul-Mahdi (1942), Alulim (null), Ishbi-Erra (-2100), and Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (718).

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Among social activists born in Iraq, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 3Before him are Mustafa Barzani (1903) and Rashid ad-Din Sinan (1130). After him are Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid (948), Naziha al-Dulaimi (1923), and Mullah Krekar (1956).