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Famous People Who Died in July 1099

Person of interestEl Cid

Jul 10 El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Castilian nobleman and military leader and general strategist, dies at about 59

Spanish National Hero El Cid
Spanish National Hero
El Cid
  • Jul 29 Urban II [Odo van Lagery], French Pope who began the First Crusade (1088-99), dies at about 64