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Abu al-Abbas Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Abd Allah (Arabic: أبو العباس عبد الله ابن محمد ابن علي, romanized: Abū al-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī‎; 721/722 – 8 June 754), known by his laqab al-Saffah (Arabic: السفّاح, romanized: al-Saffāḥ), was the first caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, one of the longest and most important caliphates in Islamic history. His laqab al-Saffāḥ (السفّاح) means "the Blood-Shedder". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of As-Saffah has received more than 539,185 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). As-Saffah is the 1,060th most popular politician (up from 1,262nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Jordan (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Jordanian Politician.

As-saffah is most famous for being the first caliph of the Abbasid dynasty.

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Among politicians, As-Saffah ranks 1,060 out of 19,576Before him are Benjamin Disraeli, Louis IV of France, Trygve Lie, Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor Yao, and Alfonso VI of León and Castile. After him are Klement Gottwald, Volodymyr Zelensky, Olaf II of Norway, Maurice, Calvin Coolidge, and James I of Aragon.

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Among people born in 722, As-Saffah ranks 1After him is Fruela I of Asturias. Among people deceased in 754, As-Saffah ranks 2Before him is Childeric III. After him are Carloman, Saint Boniface, Hiltrud, Cui Hao, and Anastasius of Constantinople.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, As-Saffah ranks 3 out of 59Before him are Aaron (-1396), and Al-Mansur (714). After him are Hussein of Jordan (1935), Jephthah (-1118), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), Menippus (-290), Philodemus (-110), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), and Balak (null).


Among politicians born in Jordan, As-Saffah ranks 1After him are Hussein of Jordan (1935), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Nayef Hawatmeh (1938), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdelsalam Majali (1925), Prince Hassan bin Talal (1947), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Haya bint Hussein (1974), and Mudar Badran (1934).