New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Marwan I

623 - 685

Photo of Marwan I

Icon of person Marwan I

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-ʿĀṣ 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 797,067 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Marwan I is the 782nd most popular politician (down from 684th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 25th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 800k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Marwan IS by language


Among politicians, Marwan I ranks 782 out of 15,577Before him are Louis VI of France, Al-Ma'mun, Anton Drexler, Baudouin of Belgium, Nikephoros I, and Publius Quinctilius Varus. After him are Chlothar I, Ante Pavelić, Childeric I, Henry III of England, Ardashir I, and Julius Nepos.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 623, Marwan I ranks 1 Among people deceased in 685, Marwan I ranks 2Before him is Pope Benedict II. After him are Constantine IV, Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, Anania Shirakatsi, Catald, Hlothhere of Kent, and Ecgfrith of Northumbria.

Others Born in 623

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 685

Go to all Rankings

In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Marwan I ranks 29 out of 251Before him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Umar II (682), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Abd al-Muttalib (497), and Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594). After him are Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Zayd ibn Harithah (581), Abū Lahab (549), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), and Abu Hurairah (600).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Marwan I ranks 11Before him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Ibn Saud (1875), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Umar II (682), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), and Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594). After him are Abū Lahab (549), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), Faisal I of Iraq (1885), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), and Safiyya bint Huyayy (610).