Tariq ibn Ziyad

670 - 720

Tariq ibn Ziyad

Ṭāriq ibn Ziyād (Arabic: طارق بن زياد‎) also known simply as Tarik in English, was a Berber Umayyad commander who initiated the Muslim conquest of Visigothic Hispania (Present day Spain and Portugal) in 711–718 A.D. 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 679,584 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Tariq ibn Ziyad ranks 40 out of 1,194Before him are Douglas MacArthur, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Flavius Aetius, Ernst Röhm, Alfred Jodl, and Arminius. After him are Karl Dönitz, Gerd von Rundstedt, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Vasily Zaitsev, Belisarius, and Isoroku Yamamoto.

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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 4 out of 110Before him are Ibn Battuta (1304), Jean Reno (1948), and Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937). After him are Hassan II of Morocco (1929), Just Fontaine (1933), Abd el-Krim (1882), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), Alain Badiou (1937), and Yusuf ibn Tashfin (1009).