Hisham II

965 - 1013

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Hisham II or Abu'l-Walid Hisham II al-Mu'ayyad bi-llah (ابو الولید ھشام المؤيد بالله, Abū'l-Walīd Hishām al-Muʾayyad bi-ʾllāh) (son of Al-Hakam II and Subh of Córdoba) was the third Umayyad Caliph of Spain, in Al-Andalus from 976 to 1009, and from 1010 to 1013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hisham II has received more than 194,643 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hisham II is the 3,120th most popular politician (up from 3,475th in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from Spain (up from 304th in 2019) and the 97th most popular Spanish Politician.

Hisham II is most famous for being the last ruler of the Umayyad Caliphate. He was a member of the Umayyad dynasty and was in power from 724-743 AD. His reign was marked by civil war and he was eventually overthrown by the Abbasids.

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Among politicians, Hisham II ranks 3,120 out of 19,576Before him are Antonio José de Sucre, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Hyrcanus II, Cassius Chaerea, Neriglissar, and Sophonisba. After him are Maria Anna of Spain, Diosdado Macapagal, Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Kato Svanidze, and Stefan the First-Crowned.

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Among people born in 965, Hisham II ranks 2Before him is Ibn al-Haytham. After him are Henry I, Margrave of Austria, Theodoric I, Duke of Upper Lorraine, Sancho García of Castile, Al-Qasim al-Ma'mun, Frederick of Luxembourg, and Godfrey II, Duke of Lower Lorraine. Among people deceased in 1013, Hisham II ranks 2Before him is Al-Zahrawi. After him are Al-Baqillani, and Reginar IV, Count of Mons.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Hisham II ranks 273 out of 3,355Before him are Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Nachmanides (1194), Chindasuinth (563), Carlos Sainz (1962), and Juan Díaz de Solís (1470). After him are Maria Anna of Spain (1606), Jorge Semprún (1923), Carles Puyol (1978), Silius Italicus (26), Postumus (250), and Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402).


Among politicians born in Spain, Hisham II ranks 97Before him are Alfonso III of Aragon (1265), Wittiza (687), Lluís Companys (1882), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), and Chindasuinth (563). After him are Maria Anna of Spain (1606), Postumus (250), Muhammad I of Granada (1194), Liuvigild (525), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), and Marcus Annius Verus (100).