New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Umar II

682 - 720

Photo of Umar II

Icon of person Umar II

Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz ibn Marwan (Arabic: عُمَر بْن عَبْد الْعَزِيز بْن مَرْوَان, romanized: ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Marwān; c. 680 – February 720) was the eighth Umayyad caliph, ruling from 717 until his death in 720. He is credited to have instituted significant reforms to the Umayyad central government, by making it much more efficient and egalitarian. His rulership is marked by the first official collection of hadiths and the mandated universal education to the populace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umar II has received more than 1,203,406 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Umar II is the 619th most popular politician (down from 522nd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 20th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Umar II was the second caliph of the Umayyad dynasty. He is most famous for his expansion of the Islamic empire into North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Umar IIS by language


Among politicians, Umar II ranks 619 out of 15,577Before him are Juliana of the Netherlands, Chandragupta Maurya, Catiline, Nurhaci, Elena Ceaușescu, and George I of Greece. After him are Gustaf V of Sweden, Sennacherib, Sargon II, Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Grigory Potemkin, and Licinius.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 682, Umar II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 720, Umar II ranks 2Before him is Tariq ibn Ziyad. After him are Odile of Alsace and Fujiwara no Fuhito.

Others Born in 682

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 720

Go to all Rankings

In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Umar II ranks 24 out of 251Before him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Ibn Saud (1875), Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), and Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703). After him are Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), and Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Umar II ranks 8Before him are Uthman (574), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Muawiyah I (603), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Ibn Saud (1875), and Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646). After him are Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), Abū Lahab (549), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), and Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921).