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Yazid bin Abd al-Malik or Yazid II (687 - 724) was an Umayyad caliph who ruled from 720 until his death in 724. Events: December 15 - Sergius succeeds Conon as Pope King Theuderic III of Neustria is defeated by Pepin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia. ... Events End of the reign of Empress Gensho of Japan Emperor Shomu succeeds to the throne of Japan. ... The Courtyard of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, one of the grandest architectural legacies of the Umayyads. ... Caliph is the term or title for the Islamic leader of the Ummah, or community of Islam. ... For other uses, see number 720. ... Events End of the reign of Empress Gensho of Japan Emperor Shomu succeeds to the throne of Japan. ...


Yazid's reign was heavily smitten with internal and external conflicts. Numerous civil wars began to break out in different parts of the empire such as Spain, Africa and in the east. The heavy handed response by the Umayyad ruler did not help matters, and anti-Umayyad groups began to gain power among the disaffected. This would allow groups such as the Abbasids to begin building a power base that they would later use to topple the Umayyads. But the Umayyads would not fall right away. Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... Abbasid provinces during the caliphate of Harun al-Rashid Abbasid was the dynastic name generally given to the caliphs of Baghdad, the second of the two great Sunni dynasties of the Muslim empire. ...


Yazid II would die in 724 of tuberculosis. He was succeeded by his brother Hisham. Tuberculous lungs show up on an X-ray image Tuberculosis is an infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system (meningitis), lymphatic system, circulatory system (miliary TB), genitourinary system, bones and joints. ... Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691–743) was an Umayyad caliph who ruled from 723 until his death in 743. ...



Preceded by:
Umar II
Caliph
720–724
Succeeded by:
Hisham


Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (c. ... Caliph is the term or title for the Islamic leader of the Ummah, or community of Islam. ... Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691–743) was an Umayyad caliph who ruled from 723 until his death in 743. ...


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Yazid II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (141 words)
Yazid bin Abd al-Malik or Yazid II (687 - 724) was an Umayyad caliph who ruled from 720 until his death in 724.
Yazid's reign was heavily smitten with internal and external conflicts.
Yazid II would die in 724 of tuberculosis.
Yazid III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (101 words)
Yazid ibn Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik or Yazid III (701 - 744) (Arabic: يزيد ابن الوليد ابن عبد الملك) was an Umayyad caliph.
Among the most notable was his refusal to pay a raise promised to the Army by al-Walid II.
Yazid would be succeeded by his brother Ibrahim ibn al-Walid.
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