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El Cid
A central figure in the struggle between Christianity and Islam in medieval Spain, El Cid (from the Arabic as-sid, meaning "the lord") was an 11th century warrior whose military exploits made him a folk hero of mythical proportions. Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (sometimes de Bivar) served as the commander of the troops of Sancho II, ruler of Castile, beginning in 1065. Called El Cid by the Moors and El Campeador ("the champion") by his countrymen, Rodrigo became famous for his military prowess in sev More »
Name at Birth: Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar
Born: 1043 (Bivar, Castile(Spain))

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Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar ( c. 1043 – 1099) was a Castilian nobleman and military leader in ... El Cid found work fighting for the Muslim rulers of Zaragoza, whom he .... times in front of Santa Gadea (Saint Agatha) Church in Burgos that he did not ..... The 1961 epic film, El Cid, was a romanticized story of the life of Rodrigo Díaz  ...

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El Cid: Castilian military leader and national hero, who became a legend after his death. ... Early life. Rodrigo Díaz's father, Diego Laínez, was a member of the minor ... When Sancho succeeded to the Castilian throne (1065), he nominated the ...

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El Cid was brought up in the court of King Fernand I and he lived in the ... El Cid from his kingdom and from then on El Cid was not able to live safely in any area ... The reason El Cid did not want to fight was because he was hoping that both ...

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Late in life, El Cid captured the Mediterranean coastal city of Valencia, ruling it until .... holy relics multiple times that he did not participate in the plot to kill his brother. .... Legend has it that after El Cid died he was strapped onto his horse and ...

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Aug 3, 2011 ... Ho Chi Minh and the OSS · Live from Washington, It's Lottery Night 1969! ... Known as El Cid, or “the master,” Rodrigo today is legendary for his exploits during the ... Thanks to an ingenious surprise attack, he routed the Muslim forces, becoming the only .... The European armies did enjoy one advantage.

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Short Biography profile and facts about the life of El Cid of Spain ... His real name was Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, but he is usually spoken of as "El Cid." El Cid ...

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El Cid was very close to Sancho. Prince Sancho was the eldest son of King Ferdinand I. When the king died, he divided his kingdom among his five children.

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El Cid facts: The Cid (1043-1099), or Cid Campeador, was the greatest Spanish ... About 1058 his father died, and Rodrigo went to live in the household of Prince Sancho. When the prince became King Sancho II in 1065, he gave Rodrigo the ...

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The Life of El Cid Born around 1043, Rodrigo Díaz was the son of a minor Spanish nobleman. He spent his early years in the service of Sancho, a son of King ...