Abd ar-Rahman
Historical Figure
Nationality: Born in the Umayyad Caliphate, later Emirate of Cordoba
Date of Birth: 731 CE
Date of Death: 788 CE
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Islam
Occupation: Soldier
Spouse: Halul, and others
Children: Sulayman (d. 800)
Omar (d. 758)
Hisham I (d. 796)
Abdallah (unknown)
House: Umayyad
Political Office(s): Emir of Cordoba
Turtledove Appearances:
"Islands in the Sea"
POD: 717 CE
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Office(s): Caliph of Islam
Abd ar-Rahman I (Arabic, عبد الرحمن الداخل) aka Abd al-Rahman I, Abderraman I, "Falcon of Andalus" or "Falcon of the Quraish" (731-788) was the founder of the Umayyad Emirate of Córdoba, a Muslim dynasty that ruled the greater part of Iberia (now Spain and Portugal) for nearly three centuries.

Abd ar-Rahman I in "Islands in the Sea"Edit

Abd ar-Rahman was the Caliph who sent a delegation in AD 769, to a heathen Bulgar Khan named Telerikh at the latter's request. The four emissaries were led by Jalal ad-Din and included Da'ud ibn Zubayr, a military officer, and Malik ibn Anas and Salman al-Tabari, the two both guards and aids. The purpose was to attempt to convert Telerikh and his people to Islam.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Yusuf ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Fihri
as Governor of Al-Andalus
Emir of Cordoba
Succeeded by
Hisham I
Religious titles
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
Last known is Suleiman ibn Abd al-Malik
Caliph of Islam
("Islands in the Sea")

Mid 8th century
Succeeded by
Incumbent at story's end, 769