El Cid

1045 - 1099

Photo of El Cid

Icon of person 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 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 2,383,413 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). El Cid is the 20th most popular nobleman (down from 19th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Spain (up from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Spanish Nobleman.

El Cid is most famous for being a Spanish hero. He was a military leader who fought for the Christians against the Muslims in the 11th century.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 81.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of El Cids by language


Among noblemen, El Cid ranks 20 out of 843. Before him are Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Harold Harefoot, and Philippe I, Duke of Orléans. After him are Anne of Austria, William the Conqueror, Ramesses I, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Albert, Prince Consort, and Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria.

Most Popular Noblemen in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


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, Huang Tingjian, and William IV, Count of Toulouse. Among people deceased in 1099, El Cid ranks 2Before him is Pope Urban II. After him are Donald III of Scotland, Peter Bartholomew, Qutalmish, and Tatikios.

Others Born in 1045

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1099

Go to all Rankings

In Spain

Among people born in Spain, El Cid ranks 30 out of 2,595. Before him are Maimonides (1138), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Teresa of Ávila (1515), Saint Dominic (1170), Saint Lawrence (225), and Federico García Lorca (1898). After him are Francis Xavier (1506), Anne of Austria (1601), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Charles II of Spain (1661), Roland (736), and Philip III of Spain (1578).

Among NOBLEMEN In Spain