List of Algerians

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Notable Algerians include:

Artists[edit]

Writers (including poets)[edit]

New media[edit]

Actors[edit]

Directors and filmmakers[edit]

Illustrators[edit]

Leaders and politicians[edit]

Ancient Algeria[edit]

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Early Islamic Algeria[edit]

Ottoman Algeria[edit]

Algeria under French colonization[edit]

  • Emir Abdelkader, 19th-century leader of the resistance against French colonisation
  • Hadj Ahmed Bey, last Bey of Constantine; fought the French Army during two sieges in 1836 and 1837
  • Messali Hadj, founder of the first North African and then Algerian Nationalist Parties
  • Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, 19th-century female leader of the Kabyle resistance against the French

Revolutionary War of Independence[edit]

Independent Algeria[edit]

Martyrs[edit]

Scientists and philosophers[edit]

Military and intelligence services[edit]

Musicians and singers[edit]

Berber[edit]

Classical[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Musiques du monde[edit]

Pop[edit]

Rai[edit]

Rock[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Scholars and academics[edit]

Economists[edit]

Historians[edit]

Sports[edit]

Association football[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Other sports[edit]

  • Ali Boulala, professional skateboarder; Algerian and Swedish descent
  • Sofia Boutella, rhythmic gymnast; in France, appeared in several Nike commercials; model for H&M; French national of Algerian descent
  • Alfred Nakache, Olympian world champion swimmer and water polo player

Criminals[edit]

  • Djamel Beghal, French Algerian convicted of terrorism
  • Abdul Nacer Benbrika, found guilty of being the leader of a terrorist organisation
  • Mokhtar Belmokhtar, sentenced to death for murder and terrorism
  • Slimane Khalfaoui, French-Algerian terrorist convicted of the Strasbourg cathedral bombing plot
  • Ahmed Ressam, Algerian al-Qaeda member convicted of attempting to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport on New Year's Eve 1999
  • Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud, leader of the Algerian Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ fr:Hadj Abderrahmane
  2. ^ "Biographie De Djamel Laroussi". arabestar.com. 
  3. ^ Official Website of The Muslim500. http://www.themuslim500com. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  4. ^ Raïna Raï songs – maghrebspace.com