Harun al-Rashid

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Ha·run al-Ra·shid

or Ha·roun al-Ra·schid  (hä-ro͞on′ äl-rä-shēd′) also Harun ar-Ra·shid (är′-) 763?-809.
Fifth Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (786-809) noted for the splendor of his court and his military campaign against the Byzantine Empire.

Harun al-Rashid

(hæˈruːn ˈælræˈʃiːd)
n
(Biography) ?763–809 ad, Abbasid caliph of Islam (786–809), whose court at Baghdad was idealized in the Arabian Nights

Ha•run al-Ra•shid

(hɑˈrun ˌɑl rɑˈʃid)
n.
a.d. 764?–809, caliph of Baghdad 786–809: made a legendary hero in The Arabian Nights.
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In the reign of the Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid, there lived at Bagdad a porter who, in spite of his humble calling, was an intelligent and sensible man.
The sultans and viziers who rule over society there, and who constitute what in France we call the government, are really Haroun-al-Raschids and Giaffars, who not only pardon a poisoner, but even make him a prime minister, if his crime has been an ingenious one, and who, under such circumstances, have the whole story written in letters of gold, to divert their hours of idleness and ennui.