Harun al-Rashid

766 - 809

Photo of Harun al-Rashid

Icon of person Harun al-Rashid

Harūn al-Rashīd (March 763 or February 766 – 24 March 809 CE; Arabic: هَارُون الرَشِيد; Hārūn Ar-Rašīd), also Aaron the Just or Aaron the Rightly-Guided, was the fifth Caliph of the Abbasid Dynasty. His birth date is debated, with various sources giving dates from 763 to 766. His epithet "al-Rashid" translates to "the Orthodox", "the Just", "the Upright", or "the Rightly-Guided". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harun al-Rashid has received more than 1,773,715 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Harun al-Rashid is the 192nd most popular politician (up from 218th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Iran and the 5th most popular Iranian Politician.

Harun al-Rashid was the fifth caliph of the Abbasid dynasty and is most famous for his patronage of learning and the arts.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 83.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 75

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Harun al-Rashids by language


Among politicians, Harun al-Rashid ranks 192 out of 15,710Before him are Puyi, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis Philippe I, Domitian, Francis II of France, and Edward VI of England. After him are George VI, Heraclius, Louis IX of France, George H. W. Bush, Osman II, and Muawiyah I.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 766, Harun al-Rashid ranks 1After him is Zubaidah bint Ja`far. Among people deceased in 809, Harun al-Rashid ranks 1After him are Ludger, Aureolus of Aragon, and Ōtomo no Otomaro.

Others Born in 766

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 809

Go to all Rankings

In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Harun al-Rashid ranks 9 out of 463Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Al-Ghazali (1058), Darius III (-380), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Cyrus the Great (-600), and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919). After him are Esther (-600), Ismail I (1487), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Hafez (1325), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), and Hassan-i Sabbah (1050).

Others born in Iran

Go to all Rankings


Among politicians born in Iran, Harun al-Rashid ranks 5Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919). After him are Ali Khamenei (1939), Cambyses II (-550), Khosrow I (501), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), and Farah Pahlavi (1938).