Tariq ibn Ziyad

Military Person

0670 – 0720

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Who was Tariq ibn Ziyad?

Tariq ibn Ziyad was a Muslim general who led the Islamic conquest of Visigothic Hispania in 711–718 A.D. He is considered to be one of the most important military commanders in Iberian history. Under the orders of the Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid I he led a large army from the north coast of Morocco, consolidating his troops at a large hill now known as Gibraltar. The name "Gibraltar" is the Spanish derivation of the Arabic name Jabal Tāriq, meaning "mountain of Tariq", named after him.

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Born
0670
Algeria
Also known as
  • طارق بن زياد بن عبد الله بن ولغو (رفهو) بن ورفجوم بن نبرغاسن بن ولهاص بن يطوفت بن نفزاو
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Berber people
  • Moroccan people
Nationality
  • Umayyad Caliphate
Profession
Died
0720
Damascus

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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