Famous People Born In Baghdad

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Zaha Hadid
(Architect)
Zaha Hadid
28
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 31, 2016
Baghdad-born British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is best remembered for her revolutionary and modern architectural designs, that involved abstraction and relied on curves. She won the Stirling Prize and was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize. She designed the Guangzhou Opera House and Rome's MAXXI Museum, among other marvels.
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Ahmad ibn Fadlan
(Traveler)
Ahmad ibn Fadlan
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0879 AD
Died: 0960 AD
 3 
Jim Al-Khalili
(Physicist)
Jim Al-Khalili
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
 4 
Al-Maʾmūn
(Caliph of Baghdad)
Al-Maʾmūn
3
Birthdate: September 14, 0786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 9, 0833
 5 
Abd al-Karim Qasim
(Prime Minister of Iraq from 1958 to 1963)
Abd al-Karim Qasim
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 9, 1963

Abd al-Karim Qasim was an Iraqi nationalist and Army brigadier. He came to power after the 14 July Revolution, during which the Iraqi monarchy was overthrown. Abd al-Karim Qasim went on to serve as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 14 July 1958 to 8 February 1963. During his premiership, Qasim laid importance on education and greater equality for women.

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Bassam Al-Rawi
(Qatari Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Bassam Al-Rawi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Adnan Al-Kaissie
(Iraqi former professional wrestler and manager)
Adnan Al-Kaissie
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Al-Masudi
(Historian)
Al-Masudi
1
Birthdate: 0896 AD
Died: August 31, 0956
 9 
ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif
(President of Iraq from 1966 to 1968)
ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 24, 2007

ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif was an Iraqi political leader best remembered for his service as the President of Iraq from 1966 to 1968. A prominent politician, ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif also served as the Prime Minister of Iraq in 1967. Arif was also a career soldier who played an important role in the 14 July Revolution that overthrew the monarchy.

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Faisal II of Iraq
(King)
Faisal II of Iraq
3
Birthdate: May 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 14, 1958
 11 
Charles Saatchi
(Businessman)
Charles Saatchi
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini

Charles Saatchi is an Iraqi-British businessman. He is credited with co-founding the popular advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi. He then went on to co-found another international advertising agency called M&C Saatchi after Charles and his brother Maurice were forced out of Saatchi & Saatchi in 1995. He also owns Saatchi Gallery and is known for sponsoring the Young British Artists.

 12 
Qusay Hussein
(Iraqi Politician, Military Leader and Son of Saddam Hussein)
Qusay Hussein
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 22, 2003
Qusay Hussein was the younger son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. As in charge of the Iraqi Republican Guard, a branch of the Iraqi military during the presidency of Saddam Hussein, Qusay Hussein was an influential man in Iraq. It is also believed that he had authority over other military units in Iraq. He was killed by U.S special forces in 2003.
 13 
Raghad Hussein
(Oldest Daughter of Saddam Hussein)
Raghad Hussein
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

Raghad Hussein is an Iraqi politician best known as the oldest daughter of Saddam Hussein. She left Iraq in 2003 and currently lives in exile in Jordan. Raghad Hussein is in Iraq's most wanted list for her supposed role in assisting the insurgency in Iraq.

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Ayad Allawi
(Former Prime Minister of Iraq)
Ayad Allawi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini

Ayad Allawi is an Iraqi politician best known for his service as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 1 June 2004 to 3 May 2005. A prominent politician, Allawi also served as the Vice President of Iraq from 10 October 2016 to 2 October 2018. A former Ba'athist, Ayad Allawi helped establish a political party called the Iraqi National Accord.

 15 
Mohanad Ali
(Iraqi Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Mohanad Ali
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
(Former Prime Minister of Iraq)
Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1892 AD
Died: August 28, 1965

Rashid Ali al-Gaylani was an Iraqi politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Iraq on three occasions between 1933 and 1941. An ardent Arab nationalist, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani made an attempt to eliminate the British influence from Iraq by commencing a coup d'état in 1941 that deposed the pro-British regime of 'Abd al-Ilah.

 17 
Haider al-Abadi
(75th Prime Minister of Iraq)
Haider al-Abadi
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Iraqi politician and Islamic Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi, who had also served as the country’s prime minister, had made it to Time 100 in 2018. An electrical engineer, he also boasts of a PhD from the University of Manchester. His governance relied on cracking down on corruption and terrorism.
 18 
Latif Yahia
(Former Iraqi Military Officer Who Played a Prominent Role in the Iran–Iraq War)
Latif Yahia
5
Birthdate: June 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini

Latif Yahia is an Iraqi former military officer who played a prominent role in the Iran–Iraq War. He achieved popularity when he claimed that he had been Uday Saddam Hussein's body double for many years, although his claims have been challenged by many. Yahia's claims inspired the 2011 film The Devil's Double, where he was played by Dominic Cooper.

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Nadira
(Indian actress)
Nadira
4
Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 9, 2006
 20 
Muntadhar al Zaidi
(Known for George W. Bush shoeing incident)
Muntadhar al Zaidi
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 21 
Zainab Salbi
(writer, activist)
Zainab Salbi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
 22 
Nuri al-Said
(Former Prime Minister of Iraq Who Shaped the Modern Iraqi State)
Nuri al-Said
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 15, 1958

Nuri al-Said was an Iraqi politician who served as the prime minister of Iraq on eight occasions between 1930 and 1958. He also held various prominent cabinet positions during his long political career. Nuri al-Said is also credited with shaping the modern Iraqi state by making some of the most important policy decisions.

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Dar Salim
(Danish Actor)
Dar Salim
2
Birthdate: August 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Abraham Karem
(Pioneer in innovative fixed and rotary-wing unmanned vehicles)
Abraham Karem
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
 25 
Gillian Clark
(English Badminton Commentator and Former Player)
Gillian Clark
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Mahmud Shevket Pasha
(Statesman)
Mahmud Shevket Pasha
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1856 AD
Died: June 11, 1913
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Bashar Resan
(Iraqi Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Bashar Resan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Al-Amīn
(Sixth Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate)
Al-Amīn
1
Birthdate: April 14, 0787
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: 0813 AD

Al-Amīn reigned as the sixth Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate from 24 March 809 until his death on 27 September 813. He was deposed and murdered by his half-brother al-Ma'mun during the Great Abbasid Civil War. Al-Amīn was just 26 years old at the time of his death. 

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Abdul Salam Arif
(Former President of Iraq)
Abdul Salam Arif
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 13, 1966

Abdul Salam Arif was an Iraqi political leader best remembered for his service as the President of Iraq from 8 February 1963 until his death on 13 April 1966. Abdul Salam Arif played an important role in the 1958 Iraqi coup d'état, which overthrew the Hashemite monarchy on 14 July 1958.

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Aḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn
(Governor of Egypt)
Aḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn
0
Birthdate: September 20, 0835
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 10, 0884
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Al-Mawardi
(Jurist)
Al-Mawardi
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 0972 AD
Died: May 27, 1058
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Ahmed Radhi
(Iraqi Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Ahmed Radhi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 21, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Abid Hamid Mahmud
(Iraqi Military Officer Who Served as Saddam Hussein's Personal Secretary from 1990 to 2003)
Abid Hamid Mahmud
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Died: June 7, 2012

Abid Hamid Mahmud was an Iraqi military officer best remembered for his service as Saddam Hussein's personal secretary from 1990 to 2003. Abid Hamid Mahmud is also remembered for his service as the Director of the Iraqi Special Security Organization from 1992 to 1997.

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Al-Nasir
(Caliph of Baghdad)
Al-Nasir
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1158
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 5, 1225
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Al-Balādhurī
(Historian)
Al-Balādhurī
0
Birthdate: 0820 AD
Died: 0892 AD
 36 
Al-Yaʿqūbī
(Historian and geographer)
Al-Yaʿqūbī
0
Died: 0897 AD
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Zahraa Ben Mime
(Actress, Model)
Zahraa Ben Mime
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
 38 
David Sassoon
(Indian Entrepreneur)
David Sassoon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 7, 1864
 39 
Al-Muqtafi
(Caliph of Baghdad)
Al-Muqtafi
0
Birthdate: April 9, 1096
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 12, 1160
 40 
Alaa Abdul-Zahra
(Iraqi Footballer Who Plays as a Attacking midfielder and Forward)
Alaa Abdul-Zahra
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Ibn Muqla
(Official)
Ibn Muqla
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0885 AD
Died: June 30, 0940
 42 
Ibn Aqil
(Theologian)
Ibn Aqil
0
Birthdate: 1040 AD
Died: 1119 AD
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Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayati
(Poet)
Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayati
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 3, 1999
 44 
Faisal Husseini
(Palestinian Politician)
Faisal Husseini
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 31, 2001
Faisal Husseini was a Palestinian politician who became part of the Palestine Liberation Organization upon its establishment in 1964. In 1967, he became part of the Palestinian Liberation Army. Faisal Husseini is also credited with founding the Arab Studies Society in 1979.
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Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz
(Former Prime Minister and President of Iraq)
Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 28, 1973

Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz was an Iraqi politician, writer, and reformist. Al-Bazzaz is best remembered for his service as the Acting President of Iraq in April 1966. He also served as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 1965 to 1966. A prominent political leader, Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz is also known for his service as the Foreign Minister of Iraq in 1965.

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Abd al-Karīm al-Jīlī
(Author)
Abd al-Karīm al-Jīlī
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 18, 1365
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: 1424 AD
 47 
Nadira
(Pakistani Film Actress Best Known for Her Romantic Roles in Films)
Nadira
0
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Died: August 6, 1995

Legendary Pakistani film actor Nadira was also a talented dancer. She came to be known as The White Rose and was featured as a serpent-human in several films such as Nachay Nagin and Jadoo Garni. She was shot dead in a robbery attempt, though many believed her husband had arranged her murder.

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Al-Mustaʿṣim
(Caliph)
Al-Mustaʿṣim
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Died: February 20, 1258
 49 
Azan Faqir
(Poet)
Azan Faqir
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1610
Sun Sign: Aries
 50 
Mohamed Al-Daradji
(Film director known for his drama films, which focus on political affairs in the Middle East and their effects on interpersonal relationships)
Mohamed Al-Daradji
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo