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El Cid

Spanish National Hero El Cid

Full Name: Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
Profession: Spanish National Hero


Biography: 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

Died: July 10, 1099

Historical Events

  • 1094-06-15 Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren

Famous Spanish People