Tariq ibn Ziyad

670 - 720

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Ṭāriq ibn Ziyād (Arabic: طارق بن زياد‎) also known simply as Tarik in English, was a Berber Umayyad commander who initiated the Muslim Umayyad conquest of Visigothic Hispania (Present day Spain and Portugal) in 711–718 AD. He led a large 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 777,584 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Tariq ibn Ziyad is the 32nd most popular military personnel (up from 40th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Morocco (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Moroccan 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 32 out of 1,466Before him are Vercingetorix, Ratko Mladić, Alfred Dreyfus, Roland, Douglas MacArthur, and Jochi. After him are Flavius Aetius, T. E. Lawrence, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Guan Yu, Isoroku Yamamoto, 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, and Wihtred of Kent. Among people deceased in 720, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 1After him are Umar II, Odile of Alsace, and Fujiwara no Fuhito.

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Among people born in Morocco, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 2 out of 163Before him are Ibn Battuta (1304). After him are Jean Reno (1948), Hassan II of Morocco (1929), Just Fontaine (1933), Abd el-Krim (1882), Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Alain Badiou (1937), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), and Nathalie Delon (1941).


Among military personnels born in Morocco, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 1