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    Harun al-Rashid,Harunorrashid

    هارون الرشید

    born March 763 or February 766, Rhagae, Iran died March 24, 809, Ṭus, IranFifth caliph of the Abbasi dynasty: Harun ruled (786–809) at a time when Islamic society reached its zenith in terms of wealth, learning, and power. He was the central character in 1001 Nights, where he is portrayed as the epitome of the learned and just ruler. In his early years he was strongly influenced by his mother and by his tutor Yaḥya of the Barmakid line of viziers. He succeeded his brother after the latter's untimely death and ruled over a realm that was torn increasingly by strife, as regional leaders sought autonomy. On his death, his sons al-Mamun and al-Amin fell into open civil war.

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