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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 commander who served the Umayyad Caliphate and initiated the Muslim Umayyad 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 1,186,275 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Tariq ibn Ziyad is the 37th most popular military personnel (down from 32nd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 2nd in 2019) 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 37 out of 1,468Before him are Vercingetorix, Douglas MacArthur, Lü Bu, Baron Munchausen, Guan Yu, and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson. After him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Ernst Röhm, Roland, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Stanislav Petrov, and Manfred von Richthofen.

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Among people born in 670, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 1After him are Chilperic II, Clovis III, Drogo of Champagne, Corbinian, Saint Pirmin, 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 Algeria, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 4 out of 184Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354), Albert Camus (1913), and Apuleius (125). After him are Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), 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).