Mu'awiya I

first Umayyad Caliph (r.661-680) and founder of the Umayyad Caliphate
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Muawiyah I (602-680) was a deeply controversial figure in Islam. He was the nephew of Uthman, and founded the Umayyad dynasty. He was also the rival of Ali.[1]

Muawiyah I
Reign661 – 680
SuccessorYazid I
Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia
DiedApril or May 680 (aged 74-83)
Damascus, Umayyad Caliphate
Full name
Muˁāwīya ibn ˁAbī Sufyān
FatherAbu Sufyan ibn Harb
MotherHind bint Utbah


  1. Press, Oxford University (2010). Caliph and Caliphate Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-980382-8. Retrieved 2017-03-19.