List of Berber people

Summary

This is a list of famous Amazigh people. The Amazigh are a transnational North African ethnic group who speak the Amazigh languages.

Royalty and nobility

Ancient period

  • Osorkon the Elder, fifth king of the twenty-first dynasty of Ancient Egypt and was the first Pharaoh of Libyan origin
  • Shoshenq I, Egyptian Pharaoh of Libyan origin, founder of the Twenty-second dynasty of Egypt
  • Ailymas, Numidian chieftain or King, ally of Agathocles of Syracuse.
  • Gaia, King of the Massylii (East-Numidia) until 206 BC.
  • Baga (also Bagas), king of Mauretania (or Maurusia, North Morocco) about 225 BC, ally of Massinissa of Numidia.
  • Oezalces, King of Numidia for a short time in 206 BC, brother of King Gaia.
  • Mazaetullus, member of the Massylii royal family. Led a coup to assassinate Capussa and install Lacumazes.
  • Capussa, son of Oezalces, King of Numidia for a short time in 206 BC, assassinated in a coup.
  • Lacumazes, youngest son of Oezalces, King of Numidia for a short time in 206 BC, puppet king installed in coup.
  • Syphax, King of the Masaesyli (West-Numidia) until 203 BC.
  • Masinissa, King of the Massylii, founder and King of Numidia, in present-day Algeria and Tunisia.
  • Vermina or Fermina, son of Syphax, King of the Masaesyli.
  • Archobarzane, son of Vermina, last King of the Masaesyli, led a failed attack against Massinissa.
  • Micipsa, King of Numidia, son of Massinissa.
  • Jugurtha, King of Numidia from 118 to 105 BC.
  • Hiempsal I, King of Numidia, son of Micipsa, assassinated by Jugurtha.
  • Adherbal, King of Numidia from 118 to 112 BC, son of Micipsa, murdered by Jugurtha.
  • Bocchus, king of Mauretania about 110 BC until 80 BC.
  • Volux, son of Bocchus, army leader.
  • Bogud, son of Bocchus.
  • Gauda, King of Numidia from 105 to 88 BC, divided the kingdom between his sons upon his death.
  • Masteabar, petty king of West-Numidia.
  • Hiempsal II, king of Numidia, son of Gauda, 88 to 60 BC.
  • Hiarbas, usurper king of Numidia, defeated by Romans to restore Massinissa II on the throne. Died in 82 or 81 BC.
  • Masinissa II, petty king of West-Numidia (81 to 46 BC), son of Masteabar.
  • Mastanesosus, king of Mauretania from 80 to 49 BC, son of Bocchus.
  • Juba I, king of Numidia, 60 to 46 BC, son of Hiempsal II, defeated by Julius Caesar who annexed his kingdom.
  • Arabio or Arabion, last independent king of Numidia, son of Massinissa II.
  • Bogud, king of West-Mauretania, son of Mastanesosus, from 49 to 38 BC.
  • Bocchus II, king of East-Mauretania from 49 to 38 BC, then all of Mauretania until 33 BC. Son of Mastanesosus. Died without leaving heirs.
  • Juba II, son of Juba I. king of Numidia (30 to 25 BC) and then later moved to Mauretania (25 BC to 23 AD).
  • Ptolemy of Mauretania, last king of Mauretania (23 to 40 AD).
  • Macrinus, Roman emperor for 14 months in 217 and 218.
  • Aemilianus, Roman emperor.
  • Lusius Quietus, governor of Judaea and one of Trajan's chief generals
  • Quintus Lollius Urbicus, governor of Britannia from 138 to 144
  • Gildo, Roman general who turned against the Romans and fought them in 398

Medieval period

Military

Antiquity

Medieval period

Modern period

Art

Writers and poets

Ancient period

  • Terence, (Publius Terentius Afer), Roman writer
  • Apuleius, (125–170), born in Madaurus (M'Daourouch), Philosopher and Rhetorician. Who wrote the only Latin novel to survive its entirety
  • Corippus, late Berber-Roman epic poet of the 6th century
  • Cresconius Africanus, Latin canon lawyer, possibly a Christian Bishop in the African Church

Medieval period

Modern period

Music

Singers

Composers

Bands

Performing Arts

Actors

Film directors

Dancers

Academic sciences

Linguistics and philology

Medieval times

Modern times

History

Medieval period

Modern period

Science

Religion

Christians

Muslims

Other

Law

Travel

Politics

Politicians

Sport

References

  1. ^ The Zīrids of Granada - Andrew Handler University of Miami Press, 1974
  2. ^ Ibn ?azm of Cordoba: The Life and Works of a Controversial Thinker
  3. ^ Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain