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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.
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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
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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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It was brought from Baghdad to Karl the Great, the founder of Europe, as a diplomatic gift from Harun ar-Rashid, Caliph of the Arab Abbasid Empire.
Chapter four recounts how the Arabs conquered Central Asia, while chapter five explains how Baghdad became the capitol of the Abbasid empire and the center of science and arts, especially under the patronage of Harun ar-Rashid and al-Ma'mum.
"Harun ar-rashid", disse Maometto, "avrai settanta padiglioni.