Abd al-Rahman V

Abd ar-Rahman V (Arabic: عبد الرحمن بن هشام المستظهر بالله, romanizedʿAbd ar-Raḥmān ibn Hishām al-Mustaẓhir bi-llāh) was an Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba.

Abd ar-Rahman V
عبدالرحمٰن الخامس
9th Caliph of Córdoba
Reign1023 – 1024
Predecessoral-Qasim al-Ma'mun
SuccessorMuhammad III
Born1001
Died1024 (aged 22–23)
Cordoba
DynastyUmayyad
FatherHisham bin Abd al-Jabbar bin Abd ar-Rahman III
MotherGhaia

In the agony of the Umayyad dynasty in the Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia), two princes of the house were proclaimed Caliph of Córdoba for a very short time, Abd-ar-Rahman IV Mortada (1017), and Abd-ar-Rahman V Mostadir (1023–1024). Both were the mere puppets of factions, who deserted them at once. Abd-ar-Rahman IV was murdered the same year he was proclaimed at Cadiz, in flight from a battle in which he had been deserted by his supporters. Abd-ar-Rahman V was proclaimed caliph in December 1023 at Córdoba, and murdered in January 1024 by a mob of unemployed workmen, headed by one of his own cousins.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luis Pericot García (1970). La Alta Edad Media (siglos v al XIII) por J. M. Rubio et al. Instituto Gallach de Librería y Ediciones.
Abd al-Rahman V
Cadet branch of the Umayyad dynasty
 Died: 1024
Preceded by Umayyad Leader
1017–1024
Succeeded by
Preceded by Caliph of Córdoba
1023–1024