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Ibn Battuta
(14th Century Explorer and Scholar Who Travelled Extensively in the Lands of Afro-Eurasia)
Ibn Battuta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1304
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tangier
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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Badr Hari
(Moroccan-Dutch Heavyweight Kickboxer)
Badr Hari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam

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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Hicham El Guerrouj
(One of the Greatest Middle-Distance Runners in History)
Hicham El Guerrouj
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkane

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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 4 
Pokimane
(Twitch Streamer and YouTuber)
Pokimane
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Morocco

Pokimane is an award-winning Twitch streamer and an important member of an online social entertainment group called OfflineTV. An inspiration to gamers across the world, Pokimane is part of an online gaming revolution which is likely to have a major impact in future. Her popularity as a Twitch streamer and YouTuber earned her a cameo in the film Free Guy.

 5 
Achraf Hakimi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Achraf Hakimi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
French Montana
(Rapper Best Known for His Single 'Unforgettable')
French Montana
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Casablanca

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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Hakim Ziyech
(Dutch Football Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Hakim Ziyech
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dronten

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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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

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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Yassine Bounou
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Yassine Bounou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Medhi Benatia
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre Back)
Medhi Benatia
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Courcouronnes
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
Gad Elmaleh
(Stand-up Comedian and Actor)
Gad Elmaleh
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Birthdate: April 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casablanca

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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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

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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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tetouan

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.

 14 
Sofyan Amrabat
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Sofyan Amrabat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huizen
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Faouzia
(Singer-songwriter)
Faouzia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca
 16 
Sofiane Boufal
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger / Attacking Midfielder)
Sofiane Boufal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
Nordin Amrabat
(Dutch-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Nordin Amrabat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naarden

Nordin Amrabat is a Dutch-born Moroccan football player. After representing the Dutch national team at youth levels, Amrabat went on to play for the Morocco national team from 2011 to 2019. He played for Morocco in important tournaments like Africa Cup of Nations and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Nordin Amrabat currently plays for AEK Athens.

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Saad Lamjarred
(Singer)
Saad Lamjarred
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rabat
 19 
Hassan II of Morocco
(King)
Hassan II of Morocco
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Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rabat
Died: July 23, 1999
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Romain Saïss
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Romain Saïss
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bourg-de-Péage
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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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

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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Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco
(Prince)
Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Rabat
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Adel Taarabt
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Adel Taarabt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taza

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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Noussair Mazraoui
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Full-Back or Central Midfielder)
Noussair Mazraoui
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiderdorp
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Younès Belhanda
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Younès Belhanda
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Avignon
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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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
Died: February 26, 1961
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Ismail Ibn Sharif
(Sultan)
Ismail Ibn Sharif
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Birthdate: 1645 AD
Birthplace: Rissani
Died: March 22, 1727
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Nathalie Delon
(Actress)
Nathalie Delon
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Birthdate: August 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oujda
Died: January 21, 2021
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Jamal Ben Saddik
(Moroccan-Belgian Professional Kickboxer)
Jamal Ben Saddik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antwerp

Jamal Ben Saddik is a Moroccan-Belgian kickboxer best known for his association with his current promotion Glory, where he competes in the heavyweight division. He achieved popularity in 2018, when he won the Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. In August 2022, Jamal Ben Saddik was ranked second in the official heavyweight rankings of the promotion.  

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R3hab
(DJ and Record Producer)
R3hab
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Breda
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Munir Mohamedi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Munir Mohamedi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melilla
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Lartiste
(Singer)
Lartiste
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrakesh
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Zakaria Aboukhlal
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as Forward)
Zakaria Aboukhlal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ilias Chair
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Ilias Chair
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antwerp
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Oussama Assaidi
(Moroccan Retired Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
Oussama Assaidi
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bni Bouifrour
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Nabil Dirar
(Moroccan Football Winger)
Nabil Dirar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casablanca

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.

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Mbark Boussoufa
(Moroccan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder / Winger)
Mbark Boussoufa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 38 
Ibrahim El Boustati
(Dutch-Moroccan Kickboxer)
Ibrahim El Boustati
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Unknown
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Zakaria Labyad
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Zakaria Labyad
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Utrecht
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Ayoub El Kaabi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward / Winger)
Ayoub El Kaabi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Leila Slimani
(Journalist)
Leila Slimani
5
Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rabat
 42 
Samira Said
(Singer who won a World Music Award in 2003)
Samira Said
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rabat
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Abderrazak Hamdallah
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Abderrazak Hamdallah
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Safi
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
Mordechai Vanunu
(Former Nuclear Technician and Peace Activist)
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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Soumaya Akaaboune
(Actress)
Soumaya Akaaboune
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Birthdate: February 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tangier
 46 
Adam Masina
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Adam Masina
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khouribga
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Karim El Ahmadi
(Moroccan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Karim El Ahmadi
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enschede
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Abdel Qissi
(Moroccan-Belgian Actor and Former Boxer)
Abdel Qissi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oujda
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Omar El Kaddouri
(Belgian-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Omar El Kaddouri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels

Omar El Kaddouri is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder for the Morocco national football team. Born in Belgium, El Kaddouri represented the Belgium team at the youth level before playing for Morocco. Currently an important player for PAOK FC, Omar El Kaddouri has also been a part of other popular clubs like Brescia and Napoli.

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Frank Stephenson
(Designer ||| Automotive designer ||| Car designer)
Frank Stephenson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Casablanca