Cual es el nombre completo de Rodrigo?

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As far as I know, the complete name of Rodrigo is Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar.  It is also spelled Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar at times.  Sometimes he is called Ruy Diaz de Vivar also.

The nickname "El Cid" was given to him during his lifetime.  It comes from an Arabic word (or a word from the Spanish version of Arabic).  This word means "lord."  So it might be like calling someone "El Senor."

El Cid came to be a Spanish national hero because he was a leader in the fight against the Moors who ruled Spain.

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