Abd al-Rahman IV

Abd ar-Rahman IV Mortada (Arabic: عبد الرحمن المرتضى, romanizedʿAbd ar-Raḥmān al-Murtaḍā) was the Caliph of Córdoba in the Umayyad dynasty in Al-Andalus, succeeding Sulayman ibn al-Hakam, in 1018.[1] That same year, he was murdered at Cadiz while fleeing from a battle in which he had been deserted by the very supporters which had brought him into power. His brief reign was similar to that of Abd ar-Rahman V Mostadir.

Abd ar-Rahman IV Mortada
عبد الرحمن المرتضى‎
Caliph of Córdoba
Reign1018–1018
PredecessorSulayman ibn al-Hakam
Born1000s
Caliphate of Córdoba
Diedc. 1018
Cádiz, Caliphate of Córdoba
DynastyUmayyad
FatherMuhammad ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Abd al-Rahman III
ReligionSunni Islam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Flood, Timothy (2019). Rulers and Realms in Medieval Iberia, 711-1492. McFarland and Company. p. 67. ISBN 9781476674711. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
Abd al-Rahman IV
Cadet branch of the Umayyad dynasty
 Died: 1018
Preceded by Umayyad Leader Succeeded by
Caliph of Córdoba
1018
Succeeded by