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|1st Emir of Córdoba|
|Reign||15 May 756 – 30 September 788|
|Predecessor||Yusuf ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Fihri (as governor of al-Andalus)|
Palmyra, near Damascus, Umayyad Caliphate
|Died||30 September 788 (aged 57)
Qurtuba, Al-Andalus, Emirate of Cordoba (present-day Spain)
|Father||Mu'awiya ibn Hisham|
Abd al-Rahman I, more fully Abd al-Rahman ibn Mu'awiya ibn Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (731–788) was the founder of the Arab dynasty that ruled the greater part of Iberia for nearly three centuries (including the succeeding Caliphate of Córdoba). Abd al-Rahman was a member of the Umayyad dynasty in Damascus, and his establishment of a government in Iberia represented a break with the Abbasids, who had overthrown the Umayyads in 750.
He was also known by the surnames al-Dakhil ("the Entrant"), Saqr Quraish ("the Falcon of Quraysh") and the "Falcon of Andalus". Variations of the spelling of his name include Abd ar-Rahman I, Abdul Rahman I, Abdar Rahman I, and Abderraman I.
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