List of Berber people

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This is a list of famous Berber people.

In ancient times[edit]


Kings of Numidia[edit]

Kings of Mauretania[edit]

Roman Emperors and Generals[edit]


  • Terence (Berber: Tirines), (Publius Terentius Afer), Roman writer
  • Apuleius (Berber: Afulay), (125-170), born in Madaurus (M'Daourouch), Philosopher and Rhetorician.
  • Priscian, Latin grammarian of the 5th Century, born in modern Algeria



In medieval times[edit]

In modern times[edit]


Figures of the Algerian resistance and revolution[edit]

Human Rights Activists[edit]





  • El Hadj M'Hamed El Anka, born on May 20, 1907, under the name Aît Ouarab Mohamed Idir Halo, on 4 Rue Tombouctou in the Casbah of Algiers. ( died November 23, 1978, in Algiers) also known as Hadj Muhammed Al Anka, was considered The Grand Master of Andalusian classical music and creator of Algerian chaâbi music. His family was originally from Béni Djennad (Tizi Ouzou Province); his father was Mohamed Ben HadJ Saîd, and his mother was Fatma Bent Boudjemaâ.
  • Si Mohand, Kabyle folk poet
  • Aïssa Djermouni, Chaoui folk poet
  • Idir, Kabyle singer
  • Katchou, Chaoui singer
  • Lounis Aït Menguellet, Kabyle singer
  • Takfarinas, Kabyle singer
  • Slimane Azem, singer
  • Souad Massi, young, female Kabyle singer who performs mainly in Algerian Arabic and French
  • Lounès Matoub, Berberist and secularist singer assassinated in 1998
  • Taos Amrouche, (March 4, 1913 in Tunis, Tunisia – April 2, 1976 in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, France) Algerian writer and singer
  • Rim'K, rapper
  • Cheb-i-sabbah, DJ and composer in Algeria
  • Bachir Bensaddek, Canadian director
  • Cheikh El Hasnaoui, singer





Famous people who were either Berber or Punic[edit]

French people who have some Berber ancestors[edit]

Nearly all North Africans – and many Andalusi Moors – fall and fell into this category, but do not in general identify themselves as Berber. For lists of them, look under the respective countries.