Person:Rodrigo-Diaz De Vivar (1)

Rodrigo-Diaz de Vivar, Seigneur of Valencia
b.Est 1040 Burgos, Spain
d.10 Jul 1099 Valencia, Spain
m. Abt 1040
  1. Rodrigo-Diaz de Vivar, Seigneur of ValenciaEst 1040 - 1099
  • HRodrigo-Diaz de Vivar, Seigneur of ValenciaEst 1040 - 1099
  • WJimena Díaz1055 - 1106
m. 19 Jul 1074
  1. Cristina Rodríguez Díaz de VivarAbt 1080 - 1116
  2. Diego Rodríguez - 1097
  3. María Rodríguez - 1106
Facts and Events
Name Rodrigo-Diaz de Vivar, Seigneur of Valencia
Alt Name El Cid _____
Alt Name Rodrigo (El Cid) Díaz de Vivar
Alt Name El Campeador _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1040 Burgos, SpainVivar
Marriage 19 Jul 1074 Spainto Jimena Díaz
Death[1] 10 Jul 1099 Valencia, Spain
Reference Number? Q43958?

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Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. 1043 – 10 July 1099) was a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain. Fighting with both Christian and Muslim armies during his lifetime, he earned the Arabic honorific al-sīd, which would evolve into El Cid ("the lord"), and the Spanish moniker El Campeador ("the champion"). He was born in Vivar, a village near the city of Burgos. As the head of his loyal knights, he came to dominate the Levante of the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 11th century. He reclaimed the Taifa of Valencia from Moorish control for a brief period during the Reconquista, ruling the principality as its Prince from 17 June 1094 until his death in 1099. His wife, Jimena Díaz, inherited the city and maintained it until 1102 when it was reconquered by the Moors.

Díaz de Vivar became well known for his service in the armies of both Christian and Muslim rulers. After his death, El Cid became Spain's celebrated national hero and the protagonist of the most significant medieval Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de mio Cid, which presents him as the ideal medieval knight: strong, valiant, loyal, just, and pious.

There are various theories on his family history, which remains uncertain; however, he was the grandfather of García Ramírez de Pamplona, King of Navarre, the first son of his daughter Cristina Rodríguez. To this day, El Cid remains a popular Spanish folk hero and national icon, with his life and deeds remembered in popular culture.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at El Cid. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  1. 1.0 1.1 El Cid, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   RODRIGO Díaz, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.