Generations later, Queen Elizabeth was born, bringing with her a colourful lineage of royalty from both the Western and Eastern civilisation.
It was a formidable force and at its peak, ruled over 15 million km2 from the Caucasus (Eurasia) to the Iberia Peninsula (Muslim Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar).
It was the fifth largest empire in history, governing 62 million people (29% of the world’s population at the time).
By marriage, their blood passed to the European kings of Portugal and Castille, and through them to England’s 15th century King Edward IV.
The Umayyad Caliphate was an Arab caliphate established after the death of Prophet Muhammad.
(Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images) Here’s the ancestry of Queen Elizabeth in full: Elizabeth II, Queen of the UK – daughter of George VI, King of the UK – son of George V, King of the UK – son of Edward VII, King of the UK – son of Victoria, Queen of the UK – daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn – son of George III, King of Great Britain – son of Frederick, Prince of Wales – son of George II, King of Great Britain – son of George I, King of Great Britain – son of Sophia, Electress of Hanover – daughter of Elizabeth of Bohemia – daughter of James I/VI, King of England, Ireland & Scotland – son of Mary, Queen of Scots – daughter of James V, King of Scots – son of Margaret Tudor – daughter of Elizabeth of York – daughter of Edward IV, King of England – son of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York – son of Richard of Conisburgh, Earl of Cambridge – son of Isabella Perez of Castille – daughter of Maria Juana de Padilla – daughter of Maria Fernandez de Henestrosa – daughter of Aldonza Ramirez de Cifontes – daughter of Aldonza Gonsalez Giron – daughter of Sancha Rodriguez de Lara – daughter of Rodrigo Rodriguez de Lara – son of Sancha Alfonsez, Infanta of Castile – daughter of Zaida (aka Isabella) – daughter of Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad, King of Seville – son of Abbad II al-Mu’tadid, King of Seville – son of Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad, King of Seville – son of Ismail ibn Qarais – son of Qarais ibn Abbad – son of Abbad ibn Amr – son of Amr ibn Aslan – son of Aslan ibn Amr – son of Amr ibn Itlaf – son of Itlaf ibn Na’im – son of Na’im II al-Lakhmi – son of Na’im al-Lakhmi – son of Zahra bint Husayn – daughter of Husayn ibn Hasan – son of Hasan ibn Ali It is a complicated process to trace the ancestral route of an individual over the course of centuries, but logic in genealogy would dictate that if we go back many years, the duplication of ancestors would be massive.