Abderramán II (Abd al-Rahman) ibn al-Hakam emir de Córdoba

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عبد الرحمن الثاني بن الحكم

Arabic: عبد الرحمن الثاني بن الحكم, أمير قرطبة
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Death: Died in Córdoba, Spain
Immediate Family:

Son of Alhakén I (Abu al-Aas al-Hakam) al-Murtazî ibn Hisham emir de Córdoba and Halawah
Husband of al-Shifa Al-rabi I of Cordoba; Mut'ah; Fahr and Tarub
Father of Muhammad I ibn Abd al-Rahman emir de Córdoba; Mohammed Al Amawi, I; Ubaydallah; Ya'far and Yahya
Brother of al-Mughira ibn al-Hakam; Said ibn al-Hakam; Umayya ibn al-Hakam and al-Walid ibn al-Hakam

Occupation: 4º emir omeya de Córdoba
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About Abderramán II (Abd al-Rahman) ibn al-Hakam emir de Córdoba

'Abd al-Rahmân II al-Mutawassit ibn al-Hakam, amir al-Qurtubi

b. 792, d. 22 September 852

Father al-Hakam I al-Rabdi ibn Hishâm, amir al-Qurtubi1,2 b. 771, d. 822

Mother Halawah (?)1 b. circa 776

'Abd al-Rahmân II al-Mutawassit ibn al-Hakam, amir al-Qurtubi was the (great?) grandson of his namesake, founder of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.3

He was named in full: Abdul-Rahman bin Al-Hakam bin Hisham.2

He was the fourth Umayyad ruler of Muslim Spain who enjoyed a reign of brilliance and prosperity, the importance of which has been underestimated by some historians.4 Of the Umayyad. He was born in 792.2

He was the son of al-Hakam I al-Rabdi ibn Hishâm, amir al-Qurtubi and Halawah (?).1,2

'Abd al-Rahmân II al-Mutawassit ibn al-Hakam, amir al-Qurtubi inherited a pacified but disgruntled kingdom from his father in 822.5

He was a witness where Alfonso II Fruelez "el Casto", rey de Asturias suffered attacks by 'Abd al-Rahmân II of Córdoba between 822 and 842.5

'Abd al-Rahmân II al-Mutawassit ibn al-Hakam, amir al-Qurtubi was able to mount attacks against Alfonso II of Asturias, and against the Franks as well, between 822 and 842.5

Emir of Córdoba at Al-Andalus, Spain, between 822 and 852.2,6,5,4

He suppressed all revolutions that took place during his reign and paid great attention to construction, his castle was characterized by its royal grandeur and the Abbasid ornamentation.2

He built several mosques and castles, and was a patron of the poets.2

He was forced to deal with a major Berber and Neo-Muslim revolt in the Mérida region in 828.5 He died on 22 September 852 at age 60 years.7

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  1. Muhammad I ibn 'Abd al-Rahman, amir al-Qurtubi+ b. c 826, d. 8861


[S187] Royal Genealogy Database, online http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/

[S469] Al-Islam.com, online http://www.al-islam.com/

[S862] Various EB CD 2001, 'Abd ar-Rahman II, not grandson, but greatgrandson?.

[S862] Various EB CD 2001, 'Abd ar-Rahman II.

[S515] Thomas F. Glick, Islamic and Christian Spain, pg. 39.

[S653] PoH, online http://www.friesian.com/

[S1376] Kenneth Baxter Wolf, Christian Martyrs in Muslim Spain, pg. 30.



ABD al-RAHMAN ([792]-23 Sep 852). Abd el-Wahid Merrakechi records "…Abd er-Rahman b. Hakam b. Hicham b. Mohammed b. Abd er-Rahman ed-Dakhil…" when reciting the ancestry of his descendant "El-Motadd billah" Emir of Córdoba[67]. He succeeded his father 822 as ABD al-RAHMAN II Emir of Córdoba. During his reign, the court became more formal, the administration of government more organised (following eastern Islamic models), and the respect of Islamic tradition imposed more strictly. He also encouraged scholars and poets, and constructed mosques in Seville and Jaen, as well as an extension to the mosque in Córdoba. He founded the city of Murcia in 831. In Summer 844, Viking warships attacked Seville, but the invaders were effectively beaten by the Emir's troops after they landed. The Chronicon Albeldense records that “Abderahaman” reigned 32 years and six months in Córdoba while Ordoño I was king of Asturias, adding in a later paragraph that he was the son of “Haccam”[68]. Abd al-Rahman II had five children:

  1. al-MUTARRIF
  2. MUHAMMAD ([822]-Aug 886). The Chronicon Albeldense names “Mahomat” as the son of “Abderrhaman”[69]. Abd el-Wahid Merrakechi records "…Mohammed b. Abd er-Rahman b. Hakam b. Hicham…" when reciting the ancestry of his descendant "El-Motadd billah" Emir of Córdoba[70]. He was installed as Governor of Zaragoza after his father conquered it in 844. He besieged León in 846[71]. He succeeded his father 852 as MUHAMMAD Emir of Córdoba. He put down a rebellion in 854 in Toledo, and in 868 in Merida. Separatist movements also developed around Badajoz and Malaga. Muhammad had six children.
  3. al-MUNDHIR . He attacked Álava in [849/50][77]
  4. ABD ALLAH . Son of Emir Abd al-Rahman's favourite concubine Turab

-------------------- Abd Al Rahman II De Córdoba (b. 792, d. 22 Sep 852)

Abd Al Rahman II De Córdoba (son of Al Hakam I de Córdoba and Adjab) was born 792, and died 22 Sep 852. He married Al Shifa.

Notes for Abd Al Rahman II De Córdoba:

BIOGRAPHY: Subiu ao trono com 20 anos.Foi muito genioso, cultivou a poesia e protegeu as artes e letras.

Era alto, moreno, de olhos grandes e negros. Tinha larga barba.

A sua corte foi considerada a mais brilhante da época, sob o seu re

Children of Abd Al Rahman II De Córdoba and Al Shifa are: +Mohammed De Córdoba, b. 823, d. 04 Aug 886.