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Anbasa ibn Suhaym al-Kalbi (Umayyad World)

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Anbasa ibn Suhaym al-Kalbi
Timeline: Umayyad World

7th Governor of al-Andalus
721 – 721

Predecessor: Abdul al-Ghafiqi
Successor: Position dissolved

1st Emir of Al-Andalus
722 – 726

Predecessor: Position established
Successor: Ayyub II al-Lakhmi
Born: 679
Kairouan, Maghreb
Died: 726
Autun, Kingdom of Burgundy
Religion: Sunni Islam
Anbasa ibn Suhaym al-Kalbi was the last governor of the province of Al-Andalus as part of the Umayyad Caliphate in 721, and the first emir of the Emirate of Al-Andalus. His policies increased anti-Muslim sentiments during his reign as governor due to sharp increases in taxation of non-Muslims and non-Arabs. However, once his territory became independent of the caliphate and he became emir in 722, he relaxed these policies and increased religious freedom, but the jizya remained in effect.

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