El Cid

1045 - 1099

El Cid

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. 1043 – 10 July 1099) was a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain. The Moors called him El Cid (Spanish pronunciation: [el̟ˈθið]), which meant the Lord (probably from the original Arabic: السَّيِّد‎, romanized: al-Sayyid), and the Christians, El Campeador, which means "the Champion" in modern Spanish, but is idiomatically translated as "the Master of the Battlefield" in Old Spanish. He was born in Vivar del Cid, a village near the city of Burgos. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of El Cid has received more than 2,174,427 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, El Cid ranks 19 out of 559Before him are Ragnar Lodbrok, Harold Harefoot, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Rollo. After him are Charles the Bold, William the Conqueror, Alexander Nevsky, Ludovico Sforza, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Ramesses I.

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Among people born in 1045, El Cid ranks 1After him are Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, Cosmas of Prague, Saint Margaret of Scotland, Stephen, Count of Blois, and Huang Tingjian. Among people deceased in 1099, El Cid ranks 2Before him is Pope Urban II. After him are Donald III of Scotland, Peter Bartholomew, and Tatikios.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, El Cid ranks 33 out of 1,895Before him are Teresa of Ávila (1515), Francis Xavier (1506), Federico García Lorca (1898), Julio Iglesias (1943), Catherine of Aragon (1485), and Philip IV of Spain (1605). After him are Philip III of Spain (1578), Roland (736), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Charles II of Spain (1661), Montserrat Caballé (1933), and Isidore of Seville (560).

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