POLITICIAN

Muawiyah I

603 - 680

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Muawiyah 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 and fifth Caliph of Islam, serving from 661 until his death. He became caliph less than 30 years following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (his brother in law) and very shortly after the reign of the four "rightly guided" (Rashidun) caliphs. Although considered to be lacking in the justice and piety of the Rashidun, Muawiyah was also the first caliph whose name appeared on coins, inscriptions, or documents of the nascent Islamic empire.Muawiyah and his father Abu Sufyan had opposed Muhammad, their distant Qurayshite kinsman, until Muhammad captured Mecca in 630, after which Muawiyah became one of Muhammad's scribes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muawiyah I has received more than 1,786,671 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Muawiyah I is the 198th most popular politician (up from 244th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 9th in 2019) and the 3rd 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

Among politicians, Muawiyah I ranks 198 out of 15,710Before him are Harun al-Rashid, George VI, Heraclius, Louis IX of France, George H. W. Bush, and Osman II. After him are Anwar Sadat, Frederick the Great, Silvio Berlusconi, Odoacer, Slobodan Milošević, and Henry VII of England.

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Contemporaries

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, Bhāskara I, Cædmon, and Hilda of Whitby.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Muawiyah I ranks 11 out of 222Before him are Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Aisha (605), Fatimah (604), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), and Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556). After him are Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Osama bin Laden (1957), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), and Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Muawiyah I ranks 3Before him are Umar (585) and Uthman (574). After him are Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Umar II (682), Ibn Saud (1875), Marwan I (623), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), and Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921).