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Abd ar-Rahman

Abd ar-Rahman (äbˌdär-rämänˈ) [key], d. 732, Muslim governor of Spain (721–32). Invading Aquitaine in 732, he won a victory over the Franks at Toulouse but was defeated in the battle of Tours by Charles Martel.

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