Omar Mukhtar

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Birthday
20, 1858
Birthplace
Zawiyat Janzur, Libya
Death Date
Sep 16, 1931 (73)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
20, 1858
Birthplace
Zawiyat Janzur, Libya
Death Date
Sep 16, 1931 (73)

About

Remembered for his almost two decades of work for the cause of Libyan resistance against Italian rule, Mukhtar was executed by the Italian military in the early 1930s.

Before Fame

In his early years, he studied at a mosque in his native Cyrenaica, Libya. He later attended Senussi University in Jaghbub.

Trivia

The Libyan Civil War of the early 21st Century used Mukhtar as a symbol of a liberated Libya.

Family Life

He lost his parents when he was young and was raised by the notable Libyan religious and political leader Sharif El Gariani.

Associated With

Eight decades after Mukhtar's death, then-Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi visited the Italian capital wearing a photo of the imprisoned Mukhtar and accompanied by Mukhtar's son.