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Harun al-Rashid

766 - 809

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Abu Ja'far Harun ibn Muhammad al-Mahdi (Arabic: أَبُو جَعْفَر هَارُون ٱبْنِ مُحَمَّد ٱلْمَهْدِيّ, romanized: Abū Ja‘far Hārūn ibn Muḥammad al-Mahdī) or simply Harun ibn al-Mahdi (Arabic: هَارُون ٱبْنِ ٱلْمَهْدِيّ; c. 763 or 766 – 24 March 809), famously known as Harun al-Rashid (Arabic: هَارُون ٱلرَشِيد, romanized: Hārūn al-Rashīd), was the fifth Abbasid caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, reigning from September 786 until his death in March 809. His reign is traditionally regarded to be the beginning of the Islamic Golden Age. 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 2,065,391 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Harun al-Rashid is the 216th most popular politician (down from 192nd 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.

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Among politicians, Harun al-Rashid ranks 216 out of 15,577Before him are Mehmed VI, Yuri Andropov, Tomyris, Brutus the Younger, Xi Jinping, and Ferdinand I of Austria. After him are Ho Chi Minh, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Hosni Mubarak, Napoleon II, Paul I of Russia, and Harald V of Norway.

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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.

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Among people born in Iran, Harun al-Rashid ranks 9 out of 528Before him are Al-Ghazali (1058), Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), and Ruhollah Khomeini (1902). After him are Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Ismail I (1487), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), and Cambyses II (-550).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Harun al-Rashid ranks 5Before him are Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919). After him are Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), Ali Khamenei (1939), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Khosrow I (501).