Algerian

Algeria, the largest country in Africa and the Arab world boasts of a rich cultural heritage as it has known many empires and dynasties in the ancient times, and was once a part of the French colonial empire. Berber King Masinissa who lived in ancient Algeria is still viewed as an icon and an important forefather among modern Berbers. During the Middle Ages, the country was home to many great scholars, saints and sovereigns including Judah Ibn Quraysh, and the great Sufi masters Sidi Boumediene (Abu Madyan) and Sidi El Houari.

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 1 Sofia Boutella

Sofia Boutella
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bab El Oued, Algeria

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.

 2 Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: El Biar, Algeria
Died: October 9, 2004

Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher remembered for developing deconstruction, a form of semiotic analysis. Derrida is one of the most influential figures associated with postmodern philosophy and post-structuralism. He also had a major influence on academic disciplines like philosophy, law, political theory, anthropology, applied linguistics, and historiography. He also influenced music, art criticism, art, and architecture.

 3 Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sarcelles, France

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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 4 St. Augustine

St. Augustine
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Famous As: Philosopher
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.

 5 Khaled

Khaled
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

 6 Islam Slimani

Islam Slimani
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 7 Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Abdelaziz Bouteflika
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Algeria (1999-2019)
Birthdate: March 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
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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 8 Yacine Brahimi

Yacine Brahimi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player - Winger, attacking midfielder
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 9 Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres
4
Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: June 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers, French Algeria

 10 Houssem Aouar

Houssem Aouar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France

 11 Sofiane Feghouli

Sofiane Feghouli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Levallois-Perret, France

 12 Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois

Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: September 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: November 16, 1977

 13 Baghdad Bounedjah

Baghdad Bounedjah
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

 14 Marlene Jobert

Marlene Jobert
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 15 Rachida Brakni

Rachida Brakni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 16 Monica of Hippo

Monica of Hippo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo
Birthdate: 0332 AD
Birthplace: Souk Ahras, Algeria
Died: August 27, 0387

 17 François Pinault

François Pinault
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson, founder of the luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Les Champs-Géraux, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany, France

 18 Martinique

Martinique
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 19 Saïd Benrahma

Saïd Benrahma
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aïn Témouchent, Algeria

 20 Soolking

Soolking
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Hammamet, Algeria

 21 Luca Zidane

Luca Zidane
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marseille, France

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. 

 22 Ismael Bennacer

Ismael Bennacer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arles, France

 23 Giorgio Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pisa

Italian footballer Giorgio Chiellini has made a name for himself as a defender for Juventus and the Italian national team. He had begun his career playing for Livorno at the tender age of 6 and was also part of the bronze-winning national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

 24 Hamza Bendelladj

Hamza Bendelladj
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Computer engineer
Birthdate: January 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

 25 Lyna Khoudri

Lyna Khoudri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 26 Faouzi Ghoulam

Faouzi Ghoulam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France

 27 Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Consort of the Danish monarch
Birthdate: June 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Talence, France
Died: February 13, 2018

Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, was a skilled winemaker and a talented poet, known for his flamboyant lifestyle. He had often publicly expressed his unhappiness over not being named a king and also declared he wouldn’t want to be buried next to his wife.

 28 Zahia Dehar

Zahia Dehar
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghriss, Algeria
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.

 29 Ahmed Ben Bella

Ahmed Ben Bella
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First President of Algeria
Birthdate: December 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maghnia, Algeria
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.

 30 Nabil Bentaleb

Nabil Bentaleb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football - Midfielder for Algeria
Birthdate: November 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille, France

 31 Youcef Atal

Youcef Atal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boghni, Algeria

 32 Adam Ounas

Adam Ounas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chambray-lès-Tours, France

 33 Enrico Macias

Enrico Macias
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter whose 1960s singles
Birthdate: December 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria

 34 Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Intellectual
Birthdate: November 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Béni Saf, Algeria

 35 Adil Aouchiche

Adil Aouchiche
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 15, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

 36 Ishak Belfodil

Ishak Belfodil
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mostaganem, Algeria

 37 Adlène Guedioura

Adlène Guedioura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Roche-sur-Yon, France

 38 Rachid Ghezzal

Rachid Ghezzal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Décines-Charpieu, France

 39 Jugurtha

Jugurtha
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0160 AD
Birthplace: Cirta, Algeria
Died: 0104 AD

 40 Yvan Attal

Yvan Attal
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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 41 Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 42 Abdelhamid Ben Badis

Abdelhamid Ben Badis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: December 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: April 16, 1940

 43 Hillal Soudani

Hillal Soudani
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chlef, Algeria

 44 Yacine Adli

Yacine Adli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 29, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vitry-sur-Seine, France

 45 Rayan Cherki

Rayan Cherki
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 17, 2003
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France

 46 Aissa Mandi

Aissa Mandi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Châlons-en-Champagne, France

 47 Rayan Aït-Nouri

Rayan Aït-Nouri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreuil, France

 48 Amine Gouiri

Amine Gouiri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bourgoin-Jallieu, France

 49 Jacques Attali

Jacques Attali
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

French economic and social theorist Jacques Attali was born in Algiers and later moved to Paris with his family. Apart from heading the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he has established various non-profits and the EUREKA program. He has also penned books such as Labyrinth in Culture and Society.

 50 Raïs M'Bolhi

Raïs M'Bolhi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

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.