Al-Walid I

668 - 715

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Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (Arabic: الوليد بن عبد الملك بن مروان, romanized: al-Walīd ibn ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān; c. 674 – 23 February 715), commonly known as al-Walid I (Arabic: الوليد الأول), was the sixth Umayyad caliph, ruling from October 705 until his death in 715. He was the eldest son of his predecessor, Caliph Abd al-Malik (r. 685–705). As a prince, he led annual raids against the Byzantines from 695 to 698 and built or restored fortifications along the Syrian Desert route to Mecca. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Walid I has received more than 774,547 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Al-Walid I is the 1,215th most popular politician (down from 1,166th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 45th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Al-Walid I was the second caliph of the Umayyad dynasty and is most famous for his military campaigns.

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Among politicians, Al-Walid I ranks 1,215 out of 19,576Before him are Soong Ching-ling, Kim Jong-un, Ilse Koch, Gustav Stresemann, Thomas Sankara, and Æthelred I, King of Wessex. After him are Idris of Libya, Agrippina the Elder, Nestor, Jianwen Emperor, Albert Lebrun, and Sunjong of Korea.

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Among people born in 668, Al-Walid I ranks 1After him are Justinian II, and Qutayba ibn Muslim. Among people deceased in 715, Al-Walid I ranks 1After him are Muhammad bin Qasim, Qutayba ibn Muslim, Pope Constantine, Dagobert III, and Said ibn al-Musayyib.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Walid I ranks 59 out of 354Before him are Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Sawda bint Zamʿa (589), Zaynab bint Ali (626), Musa al-Kadhim (745), and Anas ibn Malik (612). After him are Musaylimah (600), Abdullah ibn Masud (600), Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550), Faisal I of Iraq (1885), Ammar ibn Yasir (570), and Abdullah ibn Umar (610).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Walid I ranks 20Before him are Marwan I (623), Umar II (682), Amr ibn Hishām (570), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), Safiyya bint Huyayy (610), and Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906). After him are Musaylimah (600), Faisal I of Iraq (1885), Talal of Jordan (1909), Maymunah bint al-Harith (594), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), and Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674).