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Abd-ar-rahman II

Abd-ar-rahman II (822 - 852) was one of the weaker of the Spanish Umayyads. He was a prince with a taste for music and literature, whose reign was a time of confusion. It is chiefly memorable for having included the story of the Martyrs of Cordova, one of the most remarkable passages in the religious history of the middle ages.

From an old 1911 Encyclopedia