- Hero of the Spanish Reconquista.
- His real name: Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar. The Moors called him El Cid (the Lord), the Christians El Campeador (the Champion).
- He became prince of Valencia in 1094, followed by his wife Jimena.
- His statue is located Plaza Mio Cid in Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain.