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articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abd
ar-Rahman II (788-852) was Umayyad Emir of C rdoba in the
Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia) from 822 until his death. Abd ar-Rahman
II was born in Toledo, the son of Emir Al-Hakam I. In his youth he
took part in the so-called "massacre of the ditch," when from 700
to 5,000 people come to pay homage to the princes who were killed
by order of Al-Hakam. He succeeded his father as Emir of C rdoba in
822 and engaged in nearly continuous warfare against Alfonso II of
Asturias, whose southward advance he halted (822-842).
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