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Abū ʿAbd Allāh Yaʿḳūb
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b. Dāʾūd , vizier. Belonging to a philo-ʿAlid family, he participated, together with his brother ʿAlī, in the revolt of Ibrāhīm and Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh against the caliph al-Manṣūr in 145/762-3. Imprisoned for this, he was pardoned by the next caliph al-Mahdī in 159/775-6 and succeeded in gaining his favour, it is said, by revealing the plan of escape of another partisan of the ʿAlids. Having become a confidant and counsellor of the caliph, he was appointed vizier in 163/779-80 in place of Abū…

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Moscati, S., “Abū ʿAbd Allāh Yaʿḳūb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0151>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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