ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Marwān
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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Marwān b. al-Ḥakam (d. 86/705) was the son of the Umayyad caliph Marwān I (d. 65/685) by a Kalbī mother and was a half-brother of the caliph ʿAbd al-Malik (d. 86/705). He was an heir to the caliphate and served as governor of the province of Egypt and North Africa, the latter position granted to him by his father on 1 Rajab 65/11 February 685. When ʿAbd al-Malik became caliph shortly thereafter, he required the loyal service of ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz until the counter-caliph Ibn al-Zubayr was finally eliminated in 73/692.

During his governorship, ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz consolidated his h…

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Blankinship, Khalid Yahya, “ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Marwān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22584>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178533, 2009, 2009-2



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