Fourteen

“I have now reigned above 5o years in victory or peace; beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: They amount to 14.”

– Abd al-Rahman III, the Emir and Caliph of Cordoba in tenth-century Spain