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Omar I – (581-644 AD) – Moslem caliph
Omar became the second caliph of the newly formed Moslem empire when the caliph, Abu-Bakr, Mohammed’s great friend and second-in-command, died in 634. Omar extended the empire over a vast area in a short space of time. The Persians were crushed in 637, Syria and Palestine fell in 641 and Egypt a year later. It was an astonishing series of victories.
Omar was murdered in 644.