Abd ar-Rahman V

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Abd ar-Rahman V
عبدالرحمٰن الخامس
20th Caliph of Umayyad Dynasty
9th Caliph of Córdoba
Reign 1023 to 1024
Predecessor al-Qasim al-Ma'mun
Successor Muhammad III

Abd ar-Rahman V (Arabic: عبد الرحمن الخامس‎) was an Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba.

In the agony of the Umayyad dynasty in the Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia), two princes of the house were proclaimed Caliph of Cordoba for a very short time, Abd-ar-Rahman IV Mortada (1017), and Abd-ar-Rahman V Mostadir (1023–1024). Both were the mere puppets of factions, who deserted them at once. Abd-ar-Rahman IV was murdered the same year he was proclaimed at Cadiz, in flight from a battle in which he had been deserted by his supporters. Abd-ar-Rahman V was proclaimed caliph in December 1023 at Córdoba, and murdered in January 1024 by a mob of unemployed workmen, headed by one of his own cousins.

Abd ar-Rahman V
Cadet branch of the Banu Quraish
Died: 1024
Preceded by
Abd ar-rahman IV
Umayyad Leader
1017–1024
Succeeded by
Muhammad III
Preceded by
al-Qasim al-Ma'mun
Caliph of Cordoba
1023–1024