Famous People Born In Damascus

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Bashar al-Assad
(President of Syria)
Bashar al-Assad
45
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
John of Damascus
(Saint, Best Known for His Strong Defence of 'Icons')
John of Damascus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0676 AD
Died: December 4, 0749
 3 
Nizar Qabbani
(Diplomat)
Nizar Qabbani
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 30, 1998
 4 
Ananias of Damascus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
 5 
Feras Antoon
(Syrian-Canadian Pornographer & Co-owner and CEO of 'Mindgeek', the World's Largest Pornography Company)
Feras Antoon
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
 6 
Ibn an-Nafīs
(Polymath)
Ibn an-Nafīs
0
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Died: December 17, 1288
 7 
Yasser Seirawan
(Chess player)
Yasser Seirawan
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
 8 
Dündar Aliosman
2
Birthdate: December 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 9 
Shukri al-Quwatli
(The First President of Post-Independence Syria)
Shukri al-Quwatli
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 30, 1967
 10 
Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik
(The 10th Umayyad Caliph Who Built Many Palaces and Reformed His Kingdom's Taxation System)
Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik
0
Birthdate: 0691 AD
Died: February 6, 0743
 11 
Sophronius of Jerusalem
(Patriarch of Jerusalem)
Sophronius of Jerusalem
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Died: March 11, 0638
 12 
Damascius
(Last Scholarch of the 'School of Athens')
Damascius
0
Birthdate: 0458 AD
Died: 0538 AD
 13 
Dina Katabi
(Computer scientist)
Dina Katabi
0
Listed In: Scientists
 14 
Salah al-Din Bitar
(Syrian Politician and Co-founder of ‘Arab Ba'ath Party’ Who Served as Prime Minister)
Salah al-Din Bitar
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 21, 1980
 15 
Nicholas of Damascus
(Greek historian and philosopher)
Nicholas of Damascus
0
Birthdate: 0064 AD
Died: 0004 AD
 16 
Ben-Hadad I
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 17 
Naser Khader
(Member of the Folketing)
Naser Khader
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
 18 
Abu'l-Fida
(Historian)
Abu'l-Fida
0
Birthdate: 1273
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 27, 1331
 19 
Khalid Bakdash
(Syrian Communist Party Leader Who Was the First Communist Deputy of the Arab World)
Khalid Bakdash
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 15, 1995
 20 
Anahid Fayad
(Actress)
Anahid Fayad
0
Birthdate: July 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1641
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 5, 1731
 22 
John Moschus
(Byzantine writer)
John Moschus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0550 AD
Died: 0619 AD
 23 
Dima Khatib
(One of the Most Influential and Famous Arabs on Social Media)
Dima Khatib
0
Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
 24 
Khalid al-Qasri
(Umayyad Governor of Iraq Who Contributed to the Agricultural Improvement of Iraq)
Khalid al-Qasri
0
Listed In: Leaders
Died: 0743 AD
 25 
Shihab al-Din al-'Umari
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1300
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 1384 AD
 26 
Saint Andrew of Crete
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0650 AD
Died: July 4, 0740
 27 
Salwa Al Neimi
(Syrian Writer, Journalist, and Poet)
Salwa Al Neimi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1950 AD
 28 
George Howie
(Racecar driver)
George Howie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 11, 1979
 29 
Riad Ismat
(Syrian Writer, Theatre Director, Critic, and Diplomat)
Riad Ismat
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 13, 2020