Harun al-Rashid

Abbasid Caliph

Hārūn al-Rashīd was the fifth Arab Abbasid Caliph that encompassed modern Iraq. His birth date remains a point of discussion, though, as various sources give the dates from 763 to 766). He ruled from 786 to 809, and his time was marked by scientific, cultural and religious prosperity. Art and music Hamd o Na'at also flourished significantly during his reign. He established the legendary library Bayt al-Hikma ("House of Wisdom").… Read More

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763 AD Birth Born in 763.


786 AD 23 Years Old Hārūn became caliph in 786 when he was in his early twenties. … Read More
789 AD 26 Years Old Hārūn was influenced by the will of his mother in the governance of the empire until her death in 789. … Read More


802 AD 39 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 802 Harun sent Charlemagne a present consisting of silks, brass candelabra, perfume, balsam, ivory chessmen, a colossal tent with many-colored curtains, an elephant named Abul-Abbas, and a water clock that marked the hours by dropping bronze balls into a bowl, as mechanical knights—one for each hour—emerged from little doors which shut behind them. … Read More


809 AD 46 Years Old Died in 809.
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