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Yazid I

647 - 683

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Yazid ibn Mu'awiya ibn Abi Sufyan (Arabic: يزيد بن معاوية بن أبي سفيان, romanized: Yazīd ibn Muʿāwiya ibn ʾAbī Sufyān; c. 646 – 11 November 683), commonly known as Yazid I, was the second caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate. He ruled from April 680 until his death in November 683. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yazid I has received more than 2,525,616 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Yazid I is the 495th most popular politician (down from 474th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Syria (up from 5th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Syrian Politician.

Yazid I is most famous for his role in the death of Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad.

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Among politicians, Yazid I ranks 495 out of 15,577Before him are Jiang Zemin, Menachem Begin, Şehzade Cihangir, Nader Shah, Macrinus, and Alfonso XIII of Spain. After him are Cnut the Great, Tahmasp I, John II of France, Hafez al-Assad, Christian VII of Denmark, and Jean-Baptiste Colbert.

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Among people born in 647, Yazid I ranks 1After him is Abbas ibn Ali. Among people deceased in 683, Yazid I ranks 1After him are Pope Leo II, Emperor Gaozong of Tang, Umm Salama, Uqba ibn Nafi, and Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Yazid I ranks 4 out of 181Before him are Elagabalus (203), Zenobia (240), and John of Damascus (676). After him are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Philip the Arab (204), Pope Anicetus (70), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Ibn Kathir (1301), and Pope Gregory III (700).


Among politicians born in Syria, Yazid I ranks 3Before him are Elagabalus (203) and Zenobia (240). After him are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Philip the Arab (204), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).