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Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar "El Cid"
(Cir 1040-1099)


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Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar "El Cid" 2394

  • Born: Cir 1040 2394
  • Marriage (1): Jamina (Ximena) Díaz between Jul 1074 and 12 May 1076 2393
  • Died: 10 Jun 1099 about age 59 2394
  • Buried: Cathedral of St. Mary, Burgos, Spain 2395

  Noted events in his life were:

• Legend. 2394 Diaz de Vivar was a Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain . The Moors called him El Cid, which meant the Lord, and the Christians , El Campeador, which stood for Outstanding Warrior. He was born in Vivar , a town near the city of Burgos . After his death, he became Castile's celebrated national hero and the protagonist of the most significant medieval Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de Mio Cid .

To this day, El Cid remains a Spanish popular folk-hero and national icon. Numerous plays, films, folktales, songs, and even video games continue to memorialize the traditions of allegiance that his allegories typify.

Rodrigo married Jamina (Ximena) Díaz, daughter of Diego Fernández de Oviedo and Cristina, between Jul 1074 and 12 May 1076.2393 (Jamina (Ximena) Díaz was born before Jul 1046 2393 and died circa 1116 2393.)

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