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Muawiyah I

603 - 680

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Mu'awiya I (Arabic: معاوية بن أبي سفيان, romanized: Muʿāwiya ibn Abī Sufyān; c. 597, 603 or 605–April 680) was the founder and first caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate, ruling from 661 until his death. He became caliph less than thirty years after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and immediately after the four Rashidun ('rightly-guided') caliphs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muawiyah I has received more than 1,985,825 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Muawiyah I is the 313th most popular politician (down from 198th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 11th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Muawiyah I was the first caliph of the Umayyad dynasty, which ruled from 661 to 750 CE. He is most famous for his military prowess and his expansion of the Muslim empire.

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Among politicians, Muawiyah I ranks 313 out of 15,577Before him are Solon, Louis XVIII of France, Sargon of Akkad, Viktor Yanukovych, Park Chung-hee, and Christina, Queen of Sweden. After him are Haile Selassie, Lee Kuan Yew, Charles VI of France, Ertuğrul, Matthias Corvinus, and Godfrey of Bouillon.

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Among people born in 603, Muawiyah I ranks 1After him are Queen Seondeok of Silla, Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad, Yeon Gaesomun, Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal, and Abu al-Aswad al-Du'ali. Among people deceased in 680, Muawiyah I ranks 2Before him is Husayn ibn Ali. After him are Abbas ibn Ali, Princess Wencheng, Abdullah ibn Ja'far, Balthild of Chelles, Bhāskara I, Hilda of Whitby, and Cædmon.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Muawiyah I ranks 15 out of 251Before him are Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Osama bin Laden (1957), Hasan ibn Ali (624), and Bilal ibn Rabah (580). After him are Aminah (557), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Ibn Saud (1875), Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), and Malik ibn Anas (711).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Muawiyah I ranks 4Before him are Umar (585), Uthman (574), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935). After him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Ibn Saud (1875), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Umar II (682), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), and Abū Lahab (549).