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Mansur, al-

[al-man-soo r] /ˈæl mænˈsʊər/
(ʿAbdullāh al-Mansūr) a.d. 712?–775, Arab caliph 754–775: founder of Baghdad 764. Unabridged
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Mansur, al-

the second caliph of the 'Abbasid dynasty (754-775), generally regarded as the real founder of the 'Abbasid caliphate. He established the capital city at Baghdad (762-763).

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