Yazid II

687 - 724

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Yazid ibn Abd al-Malik (Arabic: يزيد بن عبد الملك, romanized: Yazīd ibn ʿAbd al-Malik; c. 690/91 — 28 January 724), also referred to as Yazid II, was the ninth Umayyad caliph, ruling from 9 February 720 until his death in 724. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yazid II has received more than 203,994 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Yazid II is the 2,189th most popular politician (up from 2,681st in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Syria (down from 27th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Syrian Politician.

Yazid II is most famous for his role in the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad. He was the second ruler of the Umayyad dynasty.

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Among politicians, Yazid II ranks 2,189 out of 15,710Before him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Twosret, Anne de Montmorency, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Necmettin Erbakan, and James II of Scotland. After him are Aspar, Victor Lustig, Amanullah Khan, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Tarō Asō, and Barsine.

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Among people born in 687, Yazid II ranks 1After him are Wittiza and Antipope Theodore. Among people deceased in 724, Yazid II ranks 1After him is Tonyukuk.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Yazid II ranks 28 out of 158Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), Aemilius Papinianus (142), Avidius Cassius (130), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640). After him are Antiochus II Theos (-286), Émile Benveniste (1902), Adunis (1930), Julia Maesa (165), Moustapha Akkad (1930), and Nicolaus of Damascus (-64).


Among politicians born in Syria, Yazid II ranks 13Before him are 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). After him are Antiochus II Theos (-286), Julia Maesa (165), Michel Aflaq (1910), Abu'l-Fida (1273), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), and Odaenathus (220).