Famous Moroccan Men

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Ibn Battuta
(Explorer, Scholar)
Ibn Battuta
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Birthdate: February 24, 1304
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco
Died: 1369 AD

Ibn Battuta was a Berber-Moroccan explorer and scholar who traveled extensively, visiting most of the Old World over a period of three decades. He is one of the most traveled explorers in history. After returning home, Ibn Battuta dictated an account of his journeys, which is simply referred to as The Rihla.

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French Montana
(Rapper Best Known for His Single 'Unforgettable')
French Montana
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Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Moroccan-American rapper French Montana is best known for his tracks Unforgettable and Choppa Choppa Down. He was initially an independent artist and founded Coke Boys Records and Cocaine City Records. He later joined the labels of Puff Daddy and Rick Ross. He is also known for dating Khloe Kardashian.

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Achraf Hakimi
(Footballer right wing-back or right-back posiition)
Achraf Hakimi
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Birthdate: November 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Hakim Ziyech
(Dutch Football Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Hakim Ziyech
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Birthdate: March 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dronten, Netherlands

Dutch footballer Hakim Ziyech, or The Wizard, now represents Chelsea as an attacking midfielder/winger. After beginning his senior career with Heerenveen, he had a successful stint with Ajax, winning titles such as the Eredivisie with them. After representing the Dutch youth teams earlier, he now plays for the Moroccan national team.

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Badr Hari
(Moroccan-Dutch Heavyweight Kickboxer)
Badr Hari
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Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moroccan-Dutch kickboxer Badr Hari, also known as Bad Boy and The Golden Boy, has won the K-1 Heavyweight and Showtime Heavyweight championships. He represented the Netherlands until his loss to Stefan Leko, after which he began playing for Morocco, due to aggressive criticism from his Dutch fans.

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Mohammed VI of Morocco
(King of Morocco (Since 1999))
Mohammed VI of Morocco
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Birthdate: August 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

Mohammed VI of Morocco is the present King of Morocco. He ascended to the throne in 1999. His father was King Hassan II. Hailing from the Alaouite dynasty, Mohammed VI well-educated man with a Ph.D. in law with distinction. It is alleged that corruption is rampant in his court, and he is criticized for his extravagant lifestyle.  

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Medhi Benatia
(Football player)
Medhi Benatia
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Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Courcouronnes, Évry-Courcouronnes, France
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Hicham El Guerrouj
(One of the Greatest Middle-Distance Runners in History)
Hicham El Guerrouj
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Birthdate: September 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkane, Morocco

Moroccan former middle-distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj is a four-time 1500m world champion. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador became the second athlete to win both the 1500m and 5000m titles in the same Olympics. He won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year thrice and holds many indoor and outdoor records.

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Jamel Debbouze
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Birthdate: June 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Moncef Slaoui
(Moroccan-Born Belgian-American Scientist Who Led Operation Warp Speed)
Moncef Slaoui
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Birthdate: July 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Agadir, Morocco

Moroccan-born scientist Moncef Slaoui completed his doctoral studies in Belgium and the moved to the US for further research at Harvard. In his career of almost 3 decades at GlaxoSmithKline, he oversaw the development of many vaccines. He later headed Operation Warp Speed, the US government’s initiative to develop COVID-19 vaccines.

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RedOne
(Number One Producer on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009 and Songwriter)
RedOne
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Birthdate: April 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tetouan, Morocco

RedOne is a Moroccan-Swedish record producer, singer, songwriter, and record executive. He is credited with founding his own record label, RedOne Records. Over the years, he has collaborated with popular personalities like Lady Gaga, Akon, Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez among many other high-profile artists. He has several prestigious awards under his belt, including three Grammy Awards.

Hassan II of Morocco
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Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
Died: July 23, 1999
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Michel Qissi
(Belgian Moroccan Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Tong Po’ in the Film ‘Kickboxer’)
Michel Qissi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco

Michel Qissi is a Moroccan-Belgian actor who achieved fame for his portrayal of Tong Po in the popular 1989 American martial arts film, Kickboxer. An exponent of boxing, Shōtōkan Karate, kickboxing, and Muay Thai, Qissi is known for his collaboration with Jean-Claude van Damme, whom he befriended at an early age.

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Gad Elmaleh
(Stand-up Comedian and Actor)
Gad Elmaleh
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Birthdate: April 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Gad Elmaleh is a Moroccan-Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He studied drama at Cours Florent under the tutelage of prominent coach Isabelle Nanty. He began his career with one-man shows and eventually ventured into TV and cinema as well. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. 

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Saad Lamjarred
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Birthdate: April 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Sofiane Boufal
(Footballer)
Sofiane Boufal
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Birthdate: September 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Nordin Amrabat
(Dutch-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Nordin Amrabat
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Birthdate: March 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naarden, Netherlands
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Younès Belhanda
(French-Moroccan Footballer)
Younès Belhanda
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Birthdate: February 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Avignon
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Romain Saïss
(Footballer)
Romain Saïss
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Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bourg-de-Péage
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Mohammed V of Morocco
(Sultan of Morocco)
Mohammed V of Morocco
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Birthdate: August 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: February 26, 1961
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Yassine Bounou
(Football Goalkeeper)
Yassine Bounou
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Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Nacer Chadli
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Nacer Chadli
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Birthdate: August 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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Ismail Ibn Sharif
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Birthdate: 1645 AD
Birthplace: Rissani, Morocco
Died: March 22, 1727
 24 
Lartiste
(Singer)
Lartiste
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Birthdate: July 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
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Jamal Ben Saddik
(Moroccan-Belgian Professional Kickboxer)
Jamal Ben Saddik
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Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Nabil Dirar
(Moroccan Football Winger)
Nabil Dirar
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Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Moroccan footballer Nabil Dirar, who plays as a winger, moved to Belgium as a teenager and started his senior football career with the Belgian club Diegem Sport. Though he wished to represent the Belgian national team, he was ineligible due to his participation in the Morocco U23 team.

Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco
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Birthdate: May 8, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
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Mordechai Vanunu
(Technician)
Mordechai Vanunu
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Birthdate: October 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marrakech

Mordechai Vanunu is an Israeli peace activist and former nuclear technician. In 1986, he revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press and was subsequently imprisoned for 18 years. Internationally, he is known as a whistle-blower, while in Israel, he is considered a traitor. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1987.   

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Noussair Mazraoui
(Footballer right back)
Noussair Mazraoui
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Birthdate: November 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiderdorp, Netherlands
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Mbark Boussoufa
(Association football player)
Mbark Boussoufa
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Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Adam Masina
(Football player- Defender)
Adam Masina
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Birthdate: January 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khouribga, Morocco
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Sofyan Amrabat
(Footballer midfielder)
Sofyan Amrabat
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Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huizen, Netherlands
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Oussama Assaidi
(Retired Footballer winger)
Oussama Assaidi
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Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bni Bouifrour, Morocco
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Adel Taarabt
(Association football player)
Adel Taarabt
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Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fes

Adel Taarabt is a Moroccan football player who currently plays for the Morocco national team and the popular Portuguese club Benfica. He has also played for other popular teams like Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, and AC Milan.

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Joe Mimran
(Canadian designer)
Joe Mimran
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Birthdate: December 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morocco
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Abdel Qissi
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Birthdate: January 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
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Aḥmad al-Manṣūr
(Ruler of Morocco)
Aḥmad al-Manṣūr
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Birthdate: 1549 AD
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: August 25, 1603
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Jan Janszoon
(Pirate)
Jan Janszoon
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Birthdate: 1570 AD
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: 1641 AD
 39 
Ilias Chair
(Footballer midfielder)
Ilias Chair
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Birthdate: October 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Frank Stephenson
(Designer ||| Automotive designer ||| Car designer)
Frank Stephenson
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Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
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Birthdate: June 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Tarik Khbabez
(Kickboxer)
Tarik Khbabez
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Birthdate: April 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Karim El Ahmadi
(Footballer defensive midfielder)
Karim El Ahmadi
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Birthdate: January 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enschede, Netherlands
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R3hab
(DJ and Record Producer)
R3hab
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Birthdate: April 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands
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Abderrazak Hamdallah
(Football player)
Abderrazak Hamdallah
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Birthdate: December 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Safi, Morocco
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Mohamed Elyounoussi
(Football player)
Mohamed Elyounoussi
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Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Al Hoceima, Morocco
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Mehdi Ben Barka
(Politician)
Mehdi Ben Barka
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Birthdate: 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
Died: October 29, 1965
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Assaad Bouab
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Birthdate: July 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aurillac, France
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Zouhair Feddal
(Footballer central defender)
Zouhair Feddal
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Birthdate: December 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tétouan, Morocco
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Elliot Benchetrit
(Tennis player)
Elliot Benchetrit
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Birthdate: October 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nice, France

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