Full Name: Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
Profession: Spanish National Hero
Why Famous: The national hero of Spain. He displayed remarkable military ability in his conquest of Valencia, and after his death he became the subject of many legends, stories and poems.
Birthplace: Vivar, Castile
- 1094-06-15 Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren