List of Berber people

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This is a list of famous Berber people.

In ancient times[edit]

Pharaoh[edit]

  • Ramses II (Berber: Ramsis Wiss 2), according to L. Balout, C. Roubet and C. Desroches-Noblecourt, study titled 'La Momie de Ramsès II: Contribution Scientifique à l'Égyptologie (1985).' Balout and Roubet concluded that "the anthropological study and the microscopic analysis" of the pharaoh's hair showed that Ramses II was "a fair skin man related to the Prehistoric and Antiquity Mediterranean peoples, or briefly, of the Berbers of Africa."

Kings of Numidia[edit]

Roman Emperors and Generals[edit]

Writers[edit]

  • Terence (Berber: Tirines), (Publius Terentius Afer), Roman writer
  • Apuleius (Berber: Afulay), Roman writer ("half-Numidian, half-Gaetulian")
  • Priscian, Latin grammarian of the 5th Century, born in modern Algeria

Christians[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Tacfarinas (Berber: Takfarin, Takfarinas), who fought the Romans in the Aures Mountains
  • Firmus, who fought the Romans Between 372 and 375
  • Gildo (Berber: Gildu, Gellid), who fought the Romans in 398

In medieval times[edit]

In modern times[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Figures of the Algerian resistance and revolution[edit]

Artists[edit]

Sweden

Morocco

  • Mohammad Albansir'Damseri' Singer, Composer & Poet
  • Ammouri Mbarek Singer and Song writer (Considered to be the John Lennon/Beatles of the Berber World, singing since the early 1960s and now), from Morocco
  • Fatima Tabaamrant – singer, songwriter from Morocco
  • Lhaj Belaid – singer, songwriter, poet from Morocco
  • Hamed Amentague singer, Poet from Morocco
  • Usman (Ousmane) – Music Band 1960s and 1970s (They are considered to be like the Beatles in the Berber World. Ammouri Mbarek, Said Bijaaden, Tarik El-maarufi, Belaid el-Akkaf, Lyazid Qorfi, Said Butrufin) from Morocco
  • Omar Boutmazought - singer
  • Ali Chouhad – Singer, songwriter, Writer from Morocco
  • Najat Aatabou – singer from Morocco
  • Fatima Tachtoukt – singer from Morocco
  • Fatima Tihihit singer from Morocco
  • Hindi Zahra singer from Morocco
  • Yuba – singer from Morocco
  • Cherifa – singer from Morocco
  • Mohamed Rouicha – singer from Morocco
  • Saïda Titrit – singer from Morocco
  • Cheikh Zaid Oubjna – Singer, poet from Morocco
  • Khalid Izri – Singer from Rif
  • Izenzaren Chamkh Band from Morocco
  • Oudaden Band from Morocco
  • Tislatin Onzar singer from Morocco
  • Med Demsiri Singer from Morocco
  • Rkya Talbensirt Singer from Morocco
  • Omar Ait Ulahyan
  • Amaray
  • El Houcine El Baz
  • Omar Wahrouch
  • Mohamed Demciri
  • Houicne AlMarrakchi
  • Elarbi Ihihi
  • Hadj Aarab Atiqui
  • Khalid Ayour
  • Al Assala
  • Hadat Ouaaki
  • Miouda
  • Houssa Mansouri
  • El Haddioui
  • Abouzane Lahcen
  • Ahouzer
  • Ochtaine Lahcen
  • Izenzarn Band
  • Archach Band
  • Laryach Band
  • Oudaden Band
  • Iaacheken Band
  • Inzaf L`Familia

Algeria

  • El Hadj M'Hamed El Anka, He was born on May 20, 1907, under the name Aît Ouarab Mohamed Idir Halo, on 4 Rue Tombouctou in the Casbah of Algiers. ( died November 23, 1978, in Algiers) also known as Hadj Muhammed Al Anka, was considered The Grand Master of Andalusian classical music and creator of Algerian chaâbi music. His family was originally from Béni Djennad (Tizi Ouzou Province); his father was Mohamed Ben HadJ Saîd, and his mother was Fatma Bent Boudjemaâ.

The popular music he promoted from 1946 became "chaâbi". In 1955 he began teaching chaâbi as a professor at the municipal Academy of Algiers. His first pupils all became sheiks in their turn, including Amar Lâachab, Hassen Said, and Rachid Souki. In total, El Hadj El Anka wrote nearly 360 songs ( qaca' id ) and produced approximately 130 records. Notable works included "Lahmam lirabitou", "ltif Sebhan ellah ya" and "Win saâdi win". He died on November 23, 1978, in Algiers, and was buried in the cemetery of El-Kettar.

  • Idir – Kabyle singer.

Writers[edit]

fr:Lhoussain Azergui Lhoussain_Azergui, writer and journalist.

Sport[edit]

  • Zinedine Zidane (born 1972), French football superstar.
  • Rabah Madjer, Algerian football superstar, Winner of the European Champion's League in 1987 with Porto FC
  • Mustapha Hadji (born 1972), Moroccan soccer player nominated best African player of the year 1998.
  • Khalid Boulahrouz (born 1981), Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent who plays for the Netherlands and Sevilla of the La Liga
  • Ibrahim Afellay, Barca footballer of Moroccan origin from Al-houssaima city

Others[edit]

Famous people who were either Berber or Punic[edit]

French people who have some Berber ancestors[edit]

Nearly all North Africans – and many Andalusi Moors – fall and fell into this category, but do not in general identify themselves as Berber. For lists of them, look under the respective countries.