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Muawiyah I

603 - 680

Muawiyah I

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, serving from 661 until his death. He became caliph less than 30 years following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 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 the latter 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 1,454,502 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 247th most popular politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Muawiyah I ranks 244 out of 14,801Before him are Louis XI of France, Babur, Charles VII of France, António de Oliveira Salazar, Shimon Peres, and Mehmed VI. After him are Charles IX of France, Thutmose III, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, François Mitterrand, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, and Catherine I of Russia.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 603, Muawiyah I ranks 1After him are Queen Seondeok of Silla, Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad, Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal, and Yeon Gaesomun. Among people deceased in 680, Muawiyah I ranks 2Before him is Husayn ibn Ali. After him are Abbas ibn Ali, Princess Wencheng, Bhāskara I, Cædmon, and Hilda of Whitby.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Muawiyah I ranks 9 out of 174Before him are Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Uthman (574), Fatimah (604), and Aisha (605). After him are Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Osama bin Laden (1957), and Bilal ibn Rabah (580).

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), Ibn Saud (1875), Umar II (682), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Marwan I (623), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), and Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580).

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