Omar Mukhtar biography

Omar Mukhtar

Teacher, Deceased Person

1858 – 1931

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Who was Omar Mukhtar?

Omar Mukhtar, of the Mnifa, was born in the small village of Janzour, near Tobruk in eastern Barqa in Libya. Beginning in 1912, he organized and, for nearly twenty years, led native resistance to Italian colonization of Libya. Italian armed forces captured and hanged him in 1931.

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Born
Aug 20, 1858
Cyrenaica
Also known as
  • Omar Almukhtar
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Berber people
Nationality
  • Ottoman Empire
Profession
Died
Sep 16, 1931
Suluq

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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