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; 646 – 11 November 683), commonly known as Yazid I, was the second caliph of the Umayyad caliphate. He ruled for three years from 680 until his death in 683. His appointment was the first hereditary succession in Islamic history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yazid I has received more than 1,699,418 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Yazid I is the 474th most popular politician (up from 627th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Syria and the 4th 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 474 out of 15,710. Before him are Gaiseric, Rudolf Höss, Severus Alexander, Shah Jahan, George I of Greece, and Margaret I of Denmark. After him are Constantine II of Greece, Igor of Kiev, Emperor Gaozu of Han, Gustaf V of Sweden, Louis VII of France, and Şehzade Bayezid.

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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 Emperor Gaozong of Tang, Pope Leo II, Umm Salama, Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal, and Uqba ibn Nafi.

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Among people born in Syria, Yazid I ranks 5 out of 158. Before him are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), John of Damascus (676), and Zenobia (240). After him are Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Anicetus (70), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), and John Climacus (579).


Among politicians born in Syria, Yazid I ranks 4Before him are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), and Zenobia (240). After him are Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), 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).