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Yazid III

701 - 744

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Yazīd ibn al-Walīd ibn ʿAbd al-Malik (701 – 3/4 October 744) (Arabic: يزيد بن الوليد بن عبد الملك) usually known simply as Yazid III was the twelfth Umayyad caliph. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yazid III has received more than 193,917 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Yazid III is the 3,136th most popular politician (down from 2,828th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Syria and the 17th most popular Syrian Politician.

Yazid III was the last Umayyad caliph, and he is most famous for the massacre of the Shiites in the Battle of Karbala.

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Among politicians, Yazid III ranks 3,136 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Taizu of Jin, Jacobo Árbenz, Alexander Balas, Junichiro Koizumi, Hayk, and Prince George of Greece and Denmark. After him are Jules de Polignac, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Henri, Count of Paris, Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Necho I, and Francis IV, Duke of Modena.

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Among people born in 701, Yazid III ranks 3Before him are Li Bai and Ibn Hisham. After him are Emperor Shōmu, Tzitzak, Saman Khuda, John VII of Constantinople, Al-Khayzuran, Thekla, wife of Michael II, and Theophano of Athens. Among people deceased in 744, Yazid III ranks 2Before him is Al-Walid II. After him are Liutprand, King of the Lombards, Hildeprand, and He Zhizhang.

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Among people born in Syria, Yazid III ranks 37 out of 181Before him are Romanos the Melodist (490), Adunis (1930), Moustapha Akkad (1930), Heliodorus of Emesa (250), Julia Maesa (165), and Odaenathus (220). After him are Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), Al-Dhahabi (1274), Herodian (170), Michel Aflaq (1910), and Julia Soaemias (180).


Among politicians born in Syria, Yazid III ranks 17Before him are Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), Antiochus II Theos (-286), Yazid II (687), Julia Maesa (165), and Odaenathus (220). After him are Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Michel Aflaq (1910), Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), Al-Adil I (1145), and Abu'l-Fida (1273).