Umar II

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Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (Arabic: عمر بن عبد العزيز‎, romanized: ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz; 2 November 682 – c. 5 February 720), commonly known as Umar II (عمر الثاني), was the eighth Umayyad caliph. He made various significant contributions and reforms to the society, and he has been described as "the most pious and devout" of the Umayyad rulers and was often called the first Mujaddid and sixth righteous caliph of Islam.He was also a cousin of the former caliph, being the son of Abd al-Malik's younger brother, Abd al-Aziz. He was also a matrilineal great-grandson of the second caliph, Umar ibn Al-Khattab. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umar II has received more than 786,953 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Umar II is the 522nd most popular politician (up from 827th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among politicians, Umar II ranks 522 out of 15,710Before him are Frederick I of Prussia, Valerian, Fulgencio Batista, Olaf Tryggvason, Emperor Wu of Han, and Constantius Chlorus. After him are Neville Chamberlain, Valens, Anna of Russia, Philip III of France, Moon Jae-in, and George III of the United Kingdom.

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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 and Fujiwara no Fuhito.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Umar II ranks 20 out of 222Before him are Osama bin Laden (1957), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Malik ibn Anas (711), and Aminah (557). After him are Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Ibn Saud (1875), Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Marwan I (623), and Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Umar II ranks 7Before him are Umar (585), Uthman (574), Muawiyah I (603), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), and Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646). After him are Ibn Saud (1875), Marwan I (623), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), and Abdullah I of Jordan (1882).