Mansur



(ʿAbdullāh al-Mansūr) a.d. 712?–775, Arab caliph 754–775: founder of Baghdad 764.
Contemporary Examples

Plus, Mortenson’s Pakistani host mansur Khan Mahsud exposes his lies.
Is Three Cups of Tea Writer Greg Mortenson a Fraud? Lloyd Grove, Mike Giglio April 17, 2011

Historical Examples

mansur appears to have been engaged in continual wars, and to have obtained successes against Pahang, Pase, and Makasar.
The History of Sumatra William Marsden

Perhaps the life of mansur al-Hallj is even more interesting.
Jallu’d-dn Rm Frederick Hadland Davis

A messenger despatched by mansur under cover of darkness, brought me the sad news of the catastrophe.
Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin

mansur could now give his mind to the founding of the new capital.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various

If mansur had been really astray in error, the two learned men we have just quoted would not have spoken of him in such terms.
Mystics and Saints of Islam Claud Field

But from 758 till 763 mansur was so occupied with his own affairs that he could not think of further raids.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various

mansur Effendi, being our chief, gave the order to march three hours before sunset.
Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin

Mamun was a man of rare qualities, and one of the best rulers of the whole dynasty after mansur.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various

mansur himself however was of an enthusiastic temperament, and took no pains to guard his language.
Mystics and Saints of Islam Claud Field

noun
Abu Ja’far al- (ˈæbuː ˈdzæfə ˈæl). 712–75 ad, 2nd caliph of the Abbasid dynasty (754–75). He founded Baghdad (762) and made it the Islamic capital

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