Umar II

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umar II has received more than 1,213,246 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Umar II is the 764th most popular politician (down from 618th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 24th in 2019) and the 15th 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.

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Over the past year Umar II has had the most page views in the with 425,444 views, followed by English (130,707), and Indonesian (113,169). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malay (368.80%), Indonesian (184.82%), and Western Punjabi (139.26%)


Among politicians, Umar II ranks 764 out of 19,576Before him are Cleopatra I Syra, Dmitry Medvedev, Pepi II Neferkare, Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, and Enver Pasha. After him are Karl Liebknecht, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Emperor Gaozu of Tang, Henry III of England, Phocas, and Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor.

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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, Yazid ibn al-Muhallab, and Fujiwara no Fuhito.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Umar II ranks 39 out of 354Before him are Zaynab bint Jahsh (592), Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), Marwan I (623), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), and Zainab bint Muhammad (600). After him are Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (567), Amr ibn Hishām (570), Hafsa bint Umar (602), Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Ali al-Ridha (770), and Talhah (595).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Umar II ranks 15Before him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Abū Lahab (549), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), and Marwan I (623). After him are Amr ibn Hishām (570), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), Safiyya bint Huyayy (610), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Al-Walid I (668), and Musaylimah (600).