Abu Muslim al-Khurasani

(d. 755)

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(d. 755)

Semilegendary Iranian revolutionary who led the rebellion that toppled the Umayyad caliphate in 750 and brought the Abbasid dynasty to power. A freedman convert using the nom de guerre Abu Muslim, he mobilized Arab and Iranian forces in Khurasan (northeast Iran) and governed there under Abbasid authority until executed by the caliph.

Subjects: Islam.

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