Biography of Haroun Al Raschid


Haroun Al Rashid. Born in 763. Caliph of Baghdad. Organized his dominions against the attacks of the Eastern Empire; massacred the Barmecides. Compelled Nicephorus to resume payment of his tribute, and ravaged his dominions when the peace was not kept. Sent an embassy to Charles the Great. He died in 809, when on an expedition against Khorassan.