Tariq ibn Ziyad: The Algerian Who Conquered Spain

Tariq ibn Ziyad was a Muslim commander of Amazigh origin from present day Algeria, who led the Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) between 711–718 AD. He is considered one of the greatest military commanders in North African and Iberian history. Amazighs (or Berbers) are an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa,… Continue reading Tariq ibn Ziyad: The Algerian Who Conquered Spain