ʾAḥmad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Jabir al-Balādhurī (Arabic: أحمد بن يحيى بن جابر البلاذري) was a 9th-century Sunni historian. One of the eminent Middle Eastern historians of his age, he spent most of his life in Baghdad and enjoyed great influence at the court of the caliph al-Mutawakkil. He travelled in Syria and Iraq, compiling information for his major works.