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- n. Plural form of Fatimide.
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Indeed, while in Baghdad the Sunni Abbasids caliphate reigns (750-1258), arisen from the ashes of the Sunni Umayyad caliphate of Damascus (685-705), in Egypt the first Shiite of caliphate of Fatimides was established (969-1171), and founded the most prestigious Islamic university and the oldest in the world, the university of al-Ahzar.
The Fatimides, a North African dynasty, governed the country before the advent of Saladdin, this family having entered Egypt under their general, Jauhar, who was of Greek origin.
With the decline of the Abbasid caliphate, Tyre acquired some independence under the dynasty of Banu 'Aqil, vassals of the Egyptian Fatimides.
The vast majority of the population of from 750 to 909, followed by the Tulunids from 868 to 905, the Ikhshidids from 935 to 969, the Fatimides from 969 to 1171, the Ayyubids from 1171 to 1250, and the Mamluks from 1250 to 1517.