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Abd Allah ibn Muhammad (Arabic: عبد الله ابن محمد, romanized: ‘Abd Allāh ibn Muḥammad; c. 721–June 754), commonly known as al-Saffah (Arabic: سفاح, romanized: Saffāḥ) was the founder and first caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, ruling from 750 until his death. Previously, he served as the figurehead of the Abbasid Revolution, which overthrew the Umayyad Caliphate. Saffah was a patrilineal great-great grandson of Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of As-Saffah has received more than 401,747 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). As-Saffah is the 1,141st most popular politician (up from 1,165th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Jordan and the 2nd 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 1,141 out of 15,710Before him are Valdemar IV of Denmark, John III Doukas Vatatzes, Michael VII Doukas, Emperor Wen of Sui, Tokhtamysh, and Aristide Briand. After him are Valdemar I of Denmark, Jim Mattis, Karl Haushofer, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Damocles, and False Dmitry I.

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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 Saint Boniface and Carloman.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, As-Saffah ranks 4 out of 37Before him are Aaron (-1396), Hussein of Jordan (1935), and Al-Mansur (714). After him are Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Menippus (-290), Judas of Galilee (-100), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966).


Among politicians born in Jordan, As-Saffah ranks 2Before him are Hussein of Jordan (1935). After him are Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Balak (null), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Omar Razzaz (1961), Haya bint Hussein (1974), Hani Mulki (1951), and Adnan Badran (1935).