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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 127,082 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Al-Mu'tazz is the 153rd most popular social activist (down from 145th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 104th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iraqi Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 153 out of 544Before him are Musa al-Sadr, Mairead Maguire, Mickey Cohen, Jacques Roux, Emilie Schindler, and Jody Williams. After him are Balthasar Gérard, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Leila Khaled, Campaspe, Mangal Pandey, and Eunus.

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Among people born in 847, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 1After him is Charles the Child. Among people deceased in 869, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 3Before him are Lothair II and Ermentrude of Orléans. After him are Edmund the Martyr and Gottschalk of Orbais.

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Among people born in Iraq, Al-Mu'tazz ranks 107 out of 300Before him are Al-Muhtadi (825), Nouri al-Maliki (1950), Ziusudra (null), Al-Mu'tadid (854), Ahmad ibn Tulun (835), and Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941). After him are Ibn al-Nadim (1000), Labashi-Marduk (-550), Al-Muktafi (875), Sin-Muballit (-1900), Ashur-etil-ilani (-700), and Etana (-2850).

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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) and Naziha al-Dulaimi (1923).