Musa ibn Nusayr

640 - 716

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Musa ibn Nusayr (Arabic: موسى بن نصير Mūsá bin Nuṣayr; c. 640 – c. 716) served as a Umayyad governor and an Arab general under the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musa ibn Nusayr has received more than 124,425 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Musa ibn Nusayr is the 2,097th most popular politician (up from 2,177th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Syria (up from 27th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Politician.

Musa ibn Nusayr is most famous for being the governor of Muslim Spain and North Africa, and for leading the Muslim conquest of Visigothic Spain.

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Among politicians, Musa ibn Nusayr ranks 2,097 out of 15,577Before him are Hans Luther, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Adolf of Germany, Wang Jingwei, Philipp Scheidemann, and Mieszko I of Poland. After him are Edmund Ironside, Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Al-Hakam II, Dagobert III, Leopoldo Galtieri, and John IV Laskaris.

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Among people born in 640, Musa ibn Nusayr ranks 3Before him are Asparuh of Bulgaria and Saint Giles. After him are Isaac of Nineveh, Kusaila, Saint Kilian, Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi, and Seaxburh of Ely. Among people deceased in 716, Musa ibn Nusayr ranks 2Before him is Emperor Ruizong of Tang. After him are Achila II, Qapaghan Qaghan, Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa, Æthelred of Mercia, Coenred of Mercia, Ceolred of Mercia, and Osred I of Northumbria.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Musa ibn Nusayr ranks 26 out of 181Before him are Aemilius Papinianus (142), Al-Maʿarri (973), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), and Ananias of Damascus (100). After him are Antiochus II Theos (-286), Avidius Cassius (130), Yazid II (687), Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), and Adunis (1930).


Among politicians born in Syria, Musa ibn Nusayr ranks 12Before him are Philip the Arab (204), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), and Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691). After him are Antiochus II Theos (-286), Yazid II (687), Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), and Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700).