Salih ibn Wasif died 29 January

Minaret of the Great Mosque of Samarra. According to al-Tabari, Salih was killed as he and his escort passed by the minaret’s edge

Salih ibn Wasif ( صالح بن وصيف‎) (died January 29, 870) was a Turkish officer in the service of the Abbasid Caliphate. The son of Wasif, a central figure during the Anarchy at Samarra, Salih briefly seized power in the capital Samarra and deposed the caliph al-Mu’tazz in 869, but he was later defeated by the general Musa ibn Bugha and killed in the following year.


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