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El Cid

Name at birth: Rodrigo Diaz de VivarA central figure in the struggle between Christianity and Islam in medieval Spain, El Cid (from the Arabic as-sid, meaning "the lord") was an 11th century warrior w…

El Niño

The climatic phenomenon called El Niño involves the periodic warming of the waters of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean along with a weakening of the equatorial trade winds. It's a n…

El Greco

Name at birth: Domenikos TheotokopoulosConsidered a representative of late Renaissance Spanish art, El Greco was actually born in Greece, on the island of Crete. After studying in Venice under Titian…

El Salvador

U.S. Department of State Background Note El SalvadorAn indigenous woman creates a flower arrangement for a celebration, Panchimalco, El Salvador, May 6, 2007. [© AP Images] PROFILEOFFICIAL …

El Islam

The religion of the Moslems. The words mean “the resigning one's-self to God.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894El KhidrEl Infante de Antequera A …

El Dorado

Golden illusion; a land or means of unbounded wealth. Orellana, lieutenant of Pizarro, pretended he had discovered a land of gold ( el dorado) between the rivers Orinoco and Amazon, in Sout…

Ernie Els

Ernie ElsBorn: Oct. 17, 1969Golfer sweet swinging South African; 1994 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and European Golfer of the Year; 2-time U.S. Open winner (1994,97); won 3rd major in 2002 Brit…

El Khidr

One of the good angels, according to the Koran. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ElagabalusEl Islam A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T …

El Salvador

El Salvador Profile More Geographic Information Country Profiles Flags World Geography World Statistics U.S. State Profiles U.S. Cities U.S. Geography U.S. Statistics …