688 - 711

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Roderic (also spelled Ruderic, Roderik, Roderich, or Roderick; Spanish and Portuguese: Rodrigo, Arabic: لذريق, romanized: Ludharīq; died 711) was the Visigothic king in Hispania between 710 and 711. He is well-known as "the last king of the Goths". He is actually an extremely obscure figure about whom little can be said with certainty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roderic has received more than 476,790 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Roderic is the 1,018th most popular politician (up from 1,150th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Spain (up from 96th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Spanish Politician.

Roderic is most famous for his poem "The Cid," which tells the story of the Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar.

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Among politicians, Roderic ranks 1,018 out of 19,576Before him are Jerry Brown, Anton Drexler, Frederick III of Denmark, Jiang Qing, Miloš Zeman, and Simon of Cyrene. After him are Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Manuel II of Portugal, Ivan V of Russia, Abdullah Gül, Valdemar II of Denmark, and Gaius Cassius Longinus.

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Among people born in 688, Roderic ranks 2Before him is Charles Martel. After him are Marwan II, and Jianzhen. Among people deceased in 711, Roderic ranks 1After him are Justinian II, Childebert III, and Tiberius.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Roderic ranks 78 out of 3,355Before him are Plácido Domingo (1941), Lucan (39), Amancio Ortega (1936), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1507), and Juan Gris (1887). After him are Antonio Banderas (1960), Ferdinand VI of Spain (1713), Muhammad XII of Granada (1459), Alfonso VI of León and Castile (1040), Santiago Calatrava (1951), and Vicente del Bosque (1950).


Among politicians born in Spain, Roderic ranks 22Before him are Isabella II of Spain (1830), Abd al-Rahman III (889), Josep Borrell (1947), Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784), Alfonso XII of Spain (1857), and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba (1507). After him are Ferdinand VI of Spain (1713), Muhammad XII of Granada (1459), Alfonso VI of León and Castile (1040), Magnus Maximus (335), Peter III of Aragon (1239), and Dolores Ibárruri (1895).