Famous Algerian People

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Sofia Boutella
(Algerian Actress and Dancer Known for Her Films: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘Atomic Blonde’)
Sofia Boutella
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Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bab El Oued

Algerian-French dancer, actress and model, Sofia Boutella garnered fame with the hugely successful international commercial campaign for Nike. The success paved way for her to become a star dancer with Rihanna and Madonna. Later, she starred in films like StreetDance 2 and Star Trek Beyond. Earlier, she was a part of French national gymnastics team.

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Riyad Mahrez
(French Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Riyad Mahrez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sarcelles

Riyad Mahrez is a professional footballer. He plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the Algerian national team. He began his youth career playing for French club AAS Sarcelles and turned professional in 2009. He represented Algeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the 2015–16 season, he was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year.

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Hamza Bendelladj
(Computer engineer)
Hamza Bendelladj
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tizi Ouzou
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 4 
Islam Slimani
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Islam Slimani
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Khaled
(Musician)
Khaled
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oran
 6 
Saïd Benrahma
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Winger)
Saïd Benrahma
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aïn Témouchent
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Ismaël Bennacer
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ismaël Bennacer
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arles
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Yacine Brahimi
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger and attacking midfielder)
Yacine Brahimi
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Monica of Hippo
(Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo)
Monica of Hippo
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0332 AD
Birthplace: Souk Ahras
Died: August 27, 0387
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Lyna Khoudri
(Actress)
Lyna Khoudri
10
Birthdate: October 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Algiers
 11 
Sofiane Feghouli
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Sofiane Feghouli
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Levallois-Perret
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Jacques Torres
(Chef)
Jacques Torres
15
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers
 13 
St. Augustine
(Theologian, Philosopher and One of the Most Important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period.)
St. Augustine
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Birthdate: November 13, 0354
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thagaste
Died: August 28, 0430

Saint Augustine was a philosopher, theologian, and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Roman North Africa. His writings are often credited with influencing the growth of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He is also regarded as one of the Latin Church's most important Church Fathers in the Patristic Period. Among his many important works are Confessions and On Christian Doctrine.

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Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
(Princess)
Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constantine
Died: November 16, 1977
 15 
Soolking
(Singer)
Soolking
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Hammamet
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Rachida Brakni
(Actress)
Rachida Brakni
5
Birthdate: February 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(President of Algeria (1999 - 2019))
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oujda
Died: September 17, 2021

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is an Algerian politician who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. In 1999, he became the seventh president of Algeria and served in that position for nearly 20 years, becoming Algeria's longest-serving head of state. During his presidency, Abdelaziz Bouteflika oversaw the end of the Algerian Civil War.

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Ahmed Ben Bella
(1st President of Algeria)
Ahmed Ben Bella
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maghnia
Died: April 11, 2012

Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria’s first president, had humble beginnings, as the son of a farmer and small-time businessman. He once went to prison after robbing a post office to fund his revolutionary operations and later formed the National Liberation Front to fight against the French colonial reign.

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Faouzi Ghoulam
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Faouzi Ghoulam
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Priest-en-Jarez
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Baghdad Bounedjah
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Baghdad Bounedjah
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oran
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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François Pinault
(Businessperson, founder of the luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis)
François Pinault
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Les Champs-Géraux
 22 
Masinissa
(Former King of Numidia (202 - 148 BC))
Masinissa
2
Birthdate: 0238 AD
Birthplace: Mascula
Died: 0148 AD

Masinissa was a 2nd-century BC king of the North African kingdom of Numidia. While he initially fought against the Romans, supporting Carthage in Spain, he later joined the Roman forces and emerged victorious in the Battle of the Great Plains. He ruled for over 5 decades, until age 90.

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Jugurtha
(King)
Jugurtha
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Birthdate: 0160 AD
Birthplace: Cirta
Died: 0104 AD
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Rayan Aït-Nouri
(French and Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back or a Wing-Back)
Rayan Aït-Nouri
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreuil
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Zahia Dehar
(French-Algerian Fashion and Lingerie Designer)
Zahia Dehar
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghriss
At 17, French-Algerian Zahia Dehar made headlines as part of a scandal that claimed she had been an underage escort to footballers Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema. Now a model and a lingerie designer, Dehar has appeared in the film Une Fille Facile, playing a sexually liberated girl named Sofia.
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Youcef Atal
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Youcef Atal
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boghni
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yasser Larouci
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Yasser Larouci
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Oued
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Luca Zidane
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Luca Zidane
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marseille

Luca Zidane is a French professional footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Rayo Vallecano. The son of former footballer Zinedine Zidane, Luca was introduced to the sport early on. He joined the Real Madrid youth academy as a child and made his professional debut for Real Madrid in 2016. His father manages his career. 

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Rachid Taha
(Singer)
Rachid Taha
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sig
Died: September 12, 2018
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Houssem Aouar
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Houssem Aouar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ptolemy of Mauretania
(King)
Ptolemy of Mauretania
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Birthdate: 0009 AD
Birthplace: Cherchell
Died: 0040 AD
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Enrico Macias
(Singer-songwriter whose 1960s singles)
Enrico Macias
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine
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Marlene Jobert
(Actress)
Marlene Jobert
12
Birthdate: November 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Algiers
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Nabil Bentaleb
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Nabil Bentaleb
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Alain Chabat
(French Actor, Director, Producer, Comedian, Screenwriter, and Television Presenter)
Alain Chabat
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oran

Alain Chabat is a French actor, director, producer, comedian, screenwriter, and television presenter. He came into prominence in 1987, when he formed the comedy group, Les Nuls. Alain Chabat's popularity increased in 1997, when he wrote and directed a comedy film titled Didier in which he played the title role. The film won him the César Award for Best Debut.

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Ahmad al-Buni
(Mathematician)
Ahmad al-Buni
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthplace: Annaba
Died: 1225 AD
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Abdelhamid Ben Badis
(Educator)
Abdelhamid Ben Badis
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine
Died: April 16, 1940
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Djamel Belmadi
(French and Algerian Professional Football Coach and Former Player)
Djamel Belmadi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Champigny-sur-Marne
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Raïs M'Bolhi
(Algerian Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Raïs M'Bolhi
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ishak Belfodil
(Algerian Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Ishak Belfodil
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mostaganem
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Adlène Guedioura
(Algerian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Adlène Guedioura
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Roche-sur-Yon
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Rabah Madjer
(Algerian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Rabah Madjer
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hussein Dey
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Aissa Mandi
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Aissa Mandi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Châlons-en-Champagne
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Rayan Cherki
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as Attacking Midfielder)
Rayan Cherki
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 2003
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Houari Boumediene
(2nd President of Algeria (1976 - 1978))
Houari Boumediene
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guelma
Died: December 27, 1978

Algerian army colonel Houari Boumediene was part of the rebellion against the French for his country’s independence. He became the president of Algeria following the coup of 1965. While he maintained cordial relations with the Soviet bloc, he also strengthened his country’s industrial ties with the West.

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Claude Lelouch
(French Writer, Film Director, Actor, Cinematographer, and Producer)
Claude Lelouch
2
Birthdate: October 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
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Ramy Bensebaini
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back / Centre-Back)
Ramy Bensebaini
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Constantine
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Yacine Adli
(French-Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Yacine Adli
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vitry-sur-Seine
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Reda Kateb
(Actor)
Reda Kateb
0
Birthdate: July 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivry-sur-Seine
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Adam Ounas
(French and Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Attacking Midfielder)
Adam Ounas
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chambray-lès-Tours
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

For a period between the 16th and 19th century, a region of Algeria was partially ruled by Ottomans, and Hayreddin Barbarossa is credited to have played a major role in bringing about Ottoman dominance over the Mediterranean during the mid 16th century. The French invaded Algeria in the 19th century and Algerian military leader Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine led a valiant but unsuccessful struggle against the French colonial invasion. The country finally became independent in mid 20th century with socialist soldier and revolutionary Ahmed Ben Bella taking over as president. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Algerians.