Marwan I

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Marwan ibn al-Hakam ibn Abi al-As ibn Umayya (Arabic: مروان بن الحكم بن أبي العاص بن أمية, romanized: Marwān ibn al-Ḥakam ibn Abī al-ʿĀs ibn Umayya), commonly known as Marwan I (623 or 626 – April/May 685), was the fourth Umayyad caliph, ruling for less than a year in 684–685. He founded the Marwanid ruling house of the Umayyad dynasty, which replaced the Sufyanid house after its collapse in the Second Muslim Civil War and remained in power until 750. During the reign of his cousin Uthman (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marwan I has received more than 700,441 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Marwan I is the 685th most popular politician (up from 912th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 26th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Marwan I is most famous for being the second caliph of the Umayyad dynasty.

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Among politicians, Marwan I ranks 685 out of 15,710Before him are Kurt Waldheim, Ahab, John Zápolya, Yaroslav the Wise, Henry III of England, and Józef Piłsudski. After him are Abd al-Rahman I, Gaius Gracchus, Anne of Brittany, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, John I of France, and Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

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Among people born in 623, Marwan I ranks 1 Among people deceased in 685, Marwan I ranks 1After him are Pope Benedict II, Constantine IV, Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, Anania Shirakatsi, Hlothhere of Kent, and Ecgfrith of Northumbria.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Marwan I ranks 25 out of 222Before him are Aminah (557), Umar II (682), Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Ibn Saud (1875), and Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703). After him are Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Hafsa bint Umar (602), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), and Abu Hurairah (600).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Marwan I ranks 9Before him are Muawiyah I (603), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Umar II (682), and Ibn Saud (1875). After him are Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), Abū Lahab (549), and Faisal I of Iraq (1885).