His mother was a woman who's mostly unnamed, however sometimes is called Rayya or Tarubah, and is likely of non-Arab origin a according to some accounts. In 739-740 he launched further raids and obtained tribute. In Egypt, Marwan's tongue was fed to a cat.9
Abdallah died in fighting there.
Finally, Nasr fell sick and died at Rayy on 9 November 748 at the age of eighty-five.
Fighting continued throughout Khurasan with the Abbasids gaining increasing ascendency. He defeated the Syrian forces and took. Marwan suffered a decisive defeat by on the banks of the , called.15
On Yazid's early death, Marwan renewed his ambitions, ignored Yazid's named successor , and became caliph. Then, reinforced, the caliph drove them out.
In there was internal discord, with the Umayyad governor facing opposition from and.
He appointed governors and proceeded to assert his authority by force. SUNY Series in Near Eastern Studies. At this battle alone, over 300 members of the Umayyad family died.19
As such, Marwan's reign as caliph was almost entirely devoted to trying to keep the Umayyad empire together.
When persisted in overthrowing al-Walid II, Marwan at first opposed him, then rendered allegiance to him.
Reign [ ] In 732—733 Caliph appointed Marwan governor of. , "A Short History of the Saracens", Macmillan and co. In addition, Abbasid envoys arrived.13
Yazid, however, was bested, taken, and held captive. Nasr sent his retainer Yazid against them.
Al-Dahhak's successor al-Khaybari was initially successful in pushing back Marwan's center and even took the caliph's camp and sat on his carpet.
There had long been religious fervor and a kind of messianic expectation of Abbasid ascendency. Ibrahim initially hid, then requested Marwan give him assurances of personal safety.
Much of his reign was dominated by a , and he was the last Umayyad ruler to rule the united Caliphate before the toppled the. The Abbasids, meanwhile, achieved success in the.
Sir John Glubb, "The Empire of the Arabs", Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1963• Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.
The had gained much support.
A couple sources report that Muhammad had taken her captive during the suppression of Ibn al-Zubayr's revolt. Marwan's father, , who was the son of the fourth Umayyad Caliph r.