Famous People From Iraq
Saddam HusseinSaddam Hussein
28 April 1937
Dictator & President of Iraq
GilgameshGilgamesh
 
5th king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk

Uday HusseinUday Hussein
18 June 1964
Saddam Hussein’s Son

NimrodNimrod
 
Biblical Figure

MethuselahMethuselah
3317 BC
 

Sargon of AkkadSargon of Akkad
2340 BC
The First King of the Akkadian Empire
SennacheribSennacherib
0740 BC
Military Commander, King

HammurabiHammurabi
1810 BC
Babylon King

Faisal I of IraqFaisal I of Iraq
20 May 1885
King of Iraq
Charles SaatchiCharles Saatchi
09 June 1943
Businessman

Qusay HusseinQusay Hussein
17 May 1966
Son of Saddam Hussein
Ibn-al-HaythamIbn-al-Haytham
01 July 0965
Mathematician

TerahTerah
1883 BC
Abraham's Father

Ahmad ibn HanbalAhmad ibn Hanbal
0780 AD
Jurist

AshurbanipalAshurbanipal
0685 BC
Last Great Ruler of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

Muqtada al-SadrMuqtada al-Sadr
12 August 1973
Politician
Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi
30 October 1944
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq

Nouri Al-MalikiNouri al-Maliki
20 June 1950
Former Prime Minister of Iraq

Haider al-AbadiHaider al-Abadi
1952 AD
75th Prime Minister of Iraq

Mullah KrekarMullah Krekar
07 July 1956
Founder of the terrorist organization Ansar
Nebuchadrezzar IINebuchadrezzar II
0634 BC
king

Ali al-SistaniAli al-Sistani
04 August 1930
Theologian, Akhoond
Abū ḤanīfahAbū Ḥanīfah
05 September 0698
Theologian

Ahmad SanjarAhmad Sanjar
1085 AD
Ruler

Hujjat-Allah al-MahdiHujjat-Allah al-Mahdi
28 July 0869
Imam
EzraEzra
Scribe

IdrisIdris
Prophet
Faisal II of IraqFaisal II of Iraq
02 May 1935
King

NehemiahNehemiah
 

Ahmad ibn FadlanAhmad ibn Fadlan
0877 AD
Traveler
Aḥmad Ḥasan al-BakrAḥmad Ḥasan al-Bakr
01 July 1914
Politician

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ZedekiahZedekiah
0618 BC
King of Judah
Hillel the ElderHillel the Elder
0110 AD
Jewish scholar

Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
28 April 1936
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist

BelshazzarBelshazzar
king

Ali Hassan al-MajidAli Hassan al-Majid
30 November 1941
Military officer
Al-KindīAl-Kindī
0801 AD
Philosopher
Abd al-Karim QasimAbd al-Karim Qasim
21 November 1914
Political leader

Muhammad Saeed al-SahhafMuhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf
1940 AD
politician, diplomat, journalist

Al-MaʾmūnAl-Maʾmūn
14 September 0786
Caliph of Baghdad

Khosrau IIKhosrau II
0590 AD
king
Izzat Ibrahim al-DouriIzzat Ibrahim al-Douri
01 July 1942
Politician, Military personnel

Jalal TalabaniJalal Talabani
12 November 1933
Politician, Jurist, Lawyer

Nebuchadnezzar INebuchadnezzar I
1125 AD
King

'Abd al-Ilah'Abd al-Ilah
14 November 1913
King

Nur ad-DinNur ad-Din
31 January 1118
Ruler
Jim Al-KhaliliJim Al-Khalili
20 September 1962
Physicist

Al-MustaʿṣimAl-Mustaʿṣim
1213 AD
Caliph
Muntadhar al ZaidiMuntadhar al Zaidi
15 January 1979
Broadcast Journalist

Barzan Ibrahim al-TikritiBarzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti
17 February 1951
Politician, Diplomat

Al-MuʿtaṣimAl-Muʿtaṣim
30 September 0796
ʿAbbāsid caliph
Tiglath-pileser IIITiglath-pileser III
King

EsarhaddonEsarhaddon
Sennacherib's son, king
Masoud BarzaniMasoud Barzani
16 August 1946
Politician

Ur-NammuUr-Nammu
King

NabopolassarNabopolassar
0658 BC
king

Al-AmīnAl-Amīn
14 April 0787
Caliph

Mohammed HadidMohammed Hadid
01 January 1907
politician
Al-MutawakkilAl-Mutawakkil
31 March 0822
Caliph of Baghdad

Abdul Salam ArifAbdul Salam Arif
21 March 1921
President

ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArifʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif
14 April 1916
President

Al-JāḥiẓAl-Jāḥiẓ
0776 AD
Theologian and scholar
Adnan KhairallahAdnan Khairallah
 

Mustafa al-BarzaniMustafa al-Barzani
14 March 1903
Politician
Rashid Ali al-GaylaniRashid Ali al-Gaylani
1892 AD
Politician

Mohammad Hussein FadlallahMohammad Hussein Fadlallah
16 November 1935
Political figure

Al-Ash'ariAl-Ash'ari
0874 AD
Theologian
Al-MasudiAl-Masudi
0896 AD
Historian

Selim BayraktarSelim Bayraktar
17 June 1975
Actor
Abu NuwasAbu Nuwas
0756 AD
Poet

Nuri as-SaidNuri as-Said
30 November 1888
Politician

Ibn al-JawziIbn al-Jawzi
1116 AD
Hagiographer
Ashurnasirpal IIAshurnasirpal II
King

Ayad AllawiAyad Allawi
31 May 1944
Politician
Al-MutanabbiAl-Mutanabbi
0915 AD
Poet

Al-HādīAl-Hādī
26 April 0764
Caliph of Baghdad

Saadia GaonSaadia Gaon
30 June 0882
Rabbi

Shalmaneser IIIShalmaneser III
0880 BC
Ashurnasirpal II's son
Yitzhak KaduriYitzhak Kaduri
1898 AD
Rabbi
Shalmaneser VShalmaneser V
King

Isaac of NinevehIsaac of Nineveh
0613 AD
Bishop

Al-BattaniAl-Battani
0858 AD
Astronomer

Masrour BarzaniMasrour Barzani
02 March 1969
Prime Minister
Hunayn ibn IshaqHunayn ibn Ishaq
0809 AD
Translator

Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-FarahidiAl-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi
0718 AD
Philologist

Al-MuʿtaḍidAl-Muʿtaḍid
0857 AD
Ruler

Ali ibn al-AthirAli ibn al-Athir
1160 AD
Historian

Hormizd IVHormizd IV
0540 AD
King
Riyadh KhalafRiyadh Khalaf
07 February 1991
Television producer

Lugal-zage-siLugal-zage-si
2359 AD
King
Ibrahim al-JaafariIbrahim al-Jaafari
25 March 1947
Politician

Yasser Al-HabibYasser Al-Habib
20 January 1979
Cleric
Theophilus Of AntiochTheophilus Of Antioch
Writer
Qutayba ibn MuslimQutayba ibn Muslim
0669 AD
Military commander