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أبو جعفر عبدالله بن محمد المنصور
Amir al-Mu'minin
Abbasid Dinar - Al Mansur - 140 AH (758 AD).JPG
Gold dinar of al-Mansur
2nd Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate
Reign 10 June 754 – 6 October 775
Predecessor as-Saffah
Successor al-Mahdi
Born 714 AD
Humeima, Bilad al-Sham
(modern-day Jordan)
Died 6 October 775 (aged 61)
near Mecca, Abbasid Caliphate
(modern-day Saudi Arabia)
Burial Al-Ma'lat Cemetery
Issue Al-Mahdi
Full name
Abu Ja'far Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Mansur
Dynasty Abbasid
Father Muhammad ibn Ali
Mother Sallamah
Religion Sunni Islam

Al-Mansur or Abu Ja'far Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Mansur ( Arabic: أبو جعفر عبدالله بن محمد المنصور‎; 95AH – 158 AH (714 AD – 6 October 775 AD) was the second Abbasid Caliph reigning from 136 AH to 158 AH (754 AD – 775 AD) and succeeding As-Saffah. He is known for founding the 'Round City' of Madinat al-Salam which was to become the core of imperial Baghdad.

Modern historians regard Al-Mansur as the real founder of the Abbasid Caliphate, one of the largest polities in world history, for his role in stabilizing and institutionalizing the dynasty.

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