List of Fatimid caliphs

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This is a list of caliphs of the Fatimid Caliphate (909–1171).

List of caliphs[edit]

# Coin Kunya Given name Laqab (Regnal name) Birth Death
1 Gold coin of Caliph al-Mahdi, Mahdiyya, 926 Abu Muhammad
أبو محمد
Abdullah
عبد الله
Al-Mahdi Billah
المهدي
909–934
873 4 March 934
2 Abul-Qasim
ابو القاسم
Muhammad
محمد
Al-Qa'im Bi-Amrillah
القائم بأمر الله
934–946
893
Salamiyah, Syria
17 May 946
3 Abu Tahir
أبو طاهر
Ismail
اسماعیل
Al-Mansur Billah
المنصور بالله
946–953
913
Raqqada
19 March 953
4 Gold coin of Caliph al-Mu'izz, Cairo, 969 Abu Tamim
أبو تميم
Ma'ad
معد
Al-Mu'izz Li-Dinillah
المعز لدين الله
953–975
26 September 931 19 December 975
5 Abu Mansur
أبو منصور
Nizar
نزار
Al-Aziz Billah
العزيز بالله
975–996
10 May 955[1] 14 October 996[2]
6 Gold coin of Caliph al-Hakim, Sicily, 1010 Abu Ali
أبو علي
Mansur
منصور
Al-Hakim Bi-Amrillah
الحاكم بأمر الله
996–1021
3 Rābi‘u l-Awwal 985 13 February 1021 (?)
7 Abul-Hasan
ابو الحسن
Ali
علي
Az-Zahir Li-L'zaz Dinillah
الظاهر لإعزاز دين الله
1021–1036
20 June 1005 13 June 1036
8 Gold coin of Caliph al-Mustansir, Egypt, 1055 Abu Tamim
أبو تميم
Ma'ad
معد
Al-Mustansir Billah
المستنصر بالله
1036–1094
2 July 1029[3]
Cairo
10 January 1094[4]

At this point there was a dispute in the succession. The Mustaali cause, given below, was successful in gaining the caliphate, but the Nizari line continued and continues to have many supporters as the legitimate imamate.

# Coin Kunya Given name Laqab (Regnal name) Birth Death
9 Gold coin of Caliph al-Musta'li, Tripoli, 1101 Abul-Qasim
ابو القاسم
Ahmad
أحمد
Al-Musta'li Billah
المستعلي بالله
1094–1101
16 September 1074
Cairo
12 December 1101
10 Gold coin of Caliph al-Amir, Tyre, 1118 Abu Ali
أبو علي
Mansur
منصور
Al-Amir Bi-Ahkamillah
الآمر بأحكام الله
1101–1130
31 December 1096 8 October 1130
11 Abul-Maymun
أبو الميمون
Abdul Majeed
عبد المجيد
Al-Hafiz Li-Dinillah
الحافظ لدين الله
1130–1149
1076 8/9 October 1149
12 Abu Mansur
أبو منصور
Ismail
اسماعیل
Az-Zafir bi-Amr Allāh
الظافر بأمر الله
1149–1154
February 1133 March 1154
13 Abul-Qasim
ابو القاسم
Isa
عيسى
Al-Faiz Bi-Nasr Allāh
الفائز بيناصر الله
1154–1160
1149 23 July 1160
14 Abu Muhammad
أبو محمد
Abdullah
عبدالله
Al-Azid Li-Dinillah
العاضد لدين الله
1160–1171
16 May 1151 13 September 1171

Family tree of Fatimid caliphs[edit]

Mahdi Billāh
Al-Qā'im
Al-Mansur
Al-Mu'izz
Al-Aziz
Al-Hakim
Az-Zahir
Al-Mustansir
Nizār al-Muṣṭafá (Nizārīyyah)MuhammadAl-Mustā‘lī (Mustā‘līyyah)
Al-Ḥāfīz (Ḥāfīzīyyah)Al-Āmīr
Al-ZāfīrYūssufAṭ-Ṭāyyīb (Ṭāyyībīyyah)
Al-Fā'īzAl-'Āḍīd

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ al-ʿAzīz Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ al-ʿAzīz Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ al-Mustanṣir Encyclopædia Britannica
  4. ^ al-Mustanṣir Encyclopædia Britannica