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Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad (Arabic: أبو محمد علي بن أحمد‎; 877/78 – 13 August 908), better known by his regnal name al-Muktafī bi-llāh (Arabic: المكتفي بالله‎, lit. 'Content with God Alone'), was the caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate from 902 to 908. More liberal and sedentary than his militaristic father al-Mu'tadid, al-Muktafi essentially continued his policies, although most of the actual conduct of government was left to his viziers and officials. His reign saw the defeat of the Qarmatians of the Syrian Desert, and the reincorporation of Egypt and the parts of Syria ruled by the Tulunid dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Muktafi has received more than 97,436 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Al-Muktafi is the 4,672nd most popular politician (down from 4,531st in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 103rd in 2019) and the 69th most popular Iraqi Politician.

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Among politicians, Al-Muktafi ranks 4,672 out of 15,710Before him are Lansana Conté, Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria, Mauricio Macri, Matilda of Boulogne, Labashi-Marduk, and Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. After him are Hannibalianus, Charles Michel, Emperor Zhaozong of Tang, Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Minh Mạng, and Tiberius Sempronius Longus.

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Among people born in 875, Al-Muktafi ranks 3Before him are William I, Duke of Aquitaine and Fruela II of Asturias. After him are Spytihněv I, Duke of Bohemia, Dirk I, Count of Holland, and Lady Ise. Among people deceased in 908, Al-Muktafi ranks 2Before him is Emperor Ai of Tang. After him are Asser and Remigius of Auxerre.

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Among people born in Iraq, Al-Muktafi ranks 110 out of 300Before him are Al-Mu'tadid (854), Ahmad ibn Tulun (835), Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941), Al-Mu'tazz (847), Ibn al-Nadim (1000), and Labashi-Marduk (-550). After him are Sin-Muballit (-1900), Ashur-etil-ilani (-700), Etana (-2850), Ar-Radi (909), Ibn Sirin (653), and Ibn Qutaybah (828).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Al-Muktafi ranks 69Before him are Nouri al-Maliki (1950), Ziusudra (null), Al-Mu'tadid (854), Ahmad ibn Tulun (835), Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941), and Labashi-Marduk (-550). After him are Sin-Muballit (-1900), Ashur-etil-ilani (-700), Etana (-2850), Ar-Radi (909), Al-Qadir (947), and Mahmud Barzanji (1878).