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Al-Mundhir (المنذر بن محمد بن عبدالرحمن) (c. 842 – 888) was Emir of Córdoba from 886 to 888. He was a member of the Umayyad dynasty of Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia), the son of Muhamad bin Abd al-Rahman.

Al-Mundhir (المنذر بن محمد بن عبدالرحمن)
6th Emir of Córdoba
Reign886 — 888
PredecessorMuhammad I
SuccessorAbdullah ibn Muhammad
Born842
Córdoba
Died888 (aged 45–46)
Bobastro
FatherMuhammad I
MotherAthel

BiographyEdit

Born in Córdoba, during the reign of his father he commanded the military operations against the neighbouring Christian kingdoms and the Muladi rebellions.

In 865 he led the partially failed campaign against King Ordoño I of Asturias, in the Duero valley. During his way back to Córdoba, he defeated at Burgos Rodrigo, count of Castile, pushing the Cordoban frontier northwards in Iberia. He also tried to conquer León, but he was defeated in 878 at Valdemora, by king Alfonso III of Asturias.

Al-Mundhir launched an expedition against the Banu Qasi Muladi family, who had allied with Alfonso III, but was also defeated in 883. The following year he was however able to expel the rebel emir Ibn Marwan from Badajoz.

In 886, at his father's death, he inherited the throne of Córdoba. During the two years of reign al-Mundhir continued the fight against the rebel Umar ibn Hafsun. He died in 888 at Bobastro, possibly murdered by his brother Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi, who succeeded him.

SourcesEdit

  • Altamira, Rafael (1999). "Il califfato occidentale". Storia del mondo medievale. II. pp. 477–515.
Al-Mundhir of Córdoba
Cadet branch of the Banu Quraish
Preceded by
Muhammad I
Emir of Córdoba
886–888
Succeeded by
Abdallah