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Dihya or Damya or in Arabic Al-Kahina (Arabic: الكاهنة‎, lit. 'the deviner') was a Berber queen and a religious and military leader who led indigenous resistance to the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb, the region then known as Numidia notably defeating the Umayyad forces in the Battle of Meskiana after which she became the uncontested ruler of the whole Maghreb. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dihya has received more than 264,335 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Dihya is the 1,873rd most popular politician (up from 2,062nd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Algeria (up from 15th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Algerian Politician.

Dihya is most famous for being the first woman to rebel against the French occupation of Algeria. She led a group of Algerian women in an attack on French soldiers, which resulted in her capture and execution.

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Among politicians, Dihya ranks 1,873 out of 15,710Before her are Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Julia Drusilla, Michael the Brave, Mohammed Daoud Khan, and Francis, Duke of Anjou. After her are Sima Zhao, Otto Strasser, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Afonso II of Portugal, Emperor Huizong of Song, and Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.

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Among people born in 700, Dihya ranks 7Before her are Pope Adrian I, Pope Paul I, Anastasios II, Pope Gregory III, Pope-elect Stephen, and Philippikos Bardanes. After her are Tiberius III, Theodosius III, Piruz Nahavandi, Abdullah ibn Saba', Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, and Paolo Lucio Anafesto. Among people deceased in 601, Dihya ranks 1After her are Reccared I and Bertha of Kent.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Dihya ranks 14 out of 164Before her are Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), and Juba II (-52). After her are Houari Boumédiène (1932), Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1933), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Martianus Capella (360), Jacques Rancière (1940), and Marcel Cerdan (1916).

Among POLITICIANS In Algeria

Among politicians born in Algeria, Dihya ranks 6Before her are Macrinus (164), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Juba II (-52). After her are Houari Boumédiène (1932), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Syphax (-250), Juba I of Numidia (-85), and Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945).