Tariq ibn Ziyad

670 - 720

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Ṭāriq ibn Ziyād (Arabic: طارق بن زياد), also known simply as Tarik in English, was an Umayyad commander who initiated the Muslim conquest of Visigothic Hispania (present-day Spain and Portugal) in 711–718 AD. He led an army and crossed the Strait of Gibraltar from the North African coast, consolidating his troops at what is today known as the Rock of Gibraltar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tariq ibn Ziyad has received more than 1,410,385 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Tariq ibn Ziyad is the 44th most popular military personnel (down from 38th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Algeria and the most popular Algerian Military Personnel.

Tariq ibn Ziyad was a Muslim general and governor who led the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711.

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Among military personnels, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 44 out of 2,058Before him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, T. E. Lawrence, Douglas MacArthur, Lü Bu, Ratko Mladić, and Bohdan Khmelnytsky. After him are Tughril, Romulus Augustulus, Isoroku Yamamoto, Michel Ney, Roland, and Baron Munchausen.

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Among people born in 670, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 1After him are Chilperic II, Clovis III, Drogo of Champagne, Corbinian, Bertrada of Prüm, Saint Pirmin, and Wihtred of Kent. Among people deceased in 720, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 1After him are Umar II, Odile of Alsace, Yazid ibn al-Muhallab, and Fujiwara no Fuhito.

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Among people born in Algeria, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 4 out of 213Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), and Apuleius (125). After him are Jacques Derrida (1930), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Macrinus (164), Saint Monica (332), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), and Emir Abdelkader (1808).


Among military personnels born in Algeria, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 1After him are Louis Franchet d'Espèrey (1856), and Alphonse Juin (1888).