List of famous Iraqis with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous Iraqis
Think of Iraqis and the first name that strikes the mind is that of the notorious dictator Saddam Hussein. And why not, for he remained the face of Iraq for almost two decades, presiding over the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War. The brutality of this condemned man was finally over in 2003 when US invaded Iraq and dethroned him from power. Saddam was hanged to death in 2006 following charges of killing 148 Iraqi Shi’ites. However, Saddam Hussein is not the only famous Iraqi of the country. Nouri al-Maliki, a world leader and politician, served as the prime minister of Iraq. He was responsible for drafting Iraq’s constitution. He also played a key role in drafting the Status of Forces agreement with the United States that mandated American forces be out of Iraqi cities by June 2009. Ignatius Zakka is yet another prominent Iraqi figure. A religious leader, he dedicated his entire life for bridging the gap between the different Christian churches. In 1980, he served as the head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. And who can forget the contribution made by Iraqi architect, Hisham N. Ashkouri, an urban planner who was the key to the reconstruction of Kabul. With this segment, find out more about famous Iraqis, their life and their works.
Saddam HusseinSaddam Hussein
(Dictator & President of Iraq)

28 April 1937

30 December 2006

Al-Awja

Taurus

Sargon of AkkadSargon of Akkad
(The First King of the Akkadian Empire)

2340 BC

2284 BC

Azupiranu

Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq)

30 October 1944

03 November 2015

Kadhimiya, Iraq

Scorpio

Nouri Al-MalikiNouri al-Maliki
(Former Prime Minister of Iraq)

20 June 1950

Al-Hindiya, Iraq

Gemini

Haider al-AbadiHaider al-Abadi
(75th Prime Minister of Iraq)

1952 AD

Baghdad, Iraq

Charles SaatchiCharles Saatchi
(Businessman)

09 June 1943

Baghdad

Gemini

Ibn-al-HaythamIbn-al-Haytham
(Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician)

01 July 0965

06 March 1040

Basra, Iraq

Cancer

Jalal TalabaniJalal Talabani
(Politician, Jurist, Lawyer)

12 November 1933

Sulaymaniyah

Scorpio

Mohammed HadidMohammed Hadid
(politician)

01 January 1907

03 August 1999

Mosul

Capricorn

Muqtada al-SadrMuqtada al-Sadr
(Politician)

12 August 1973

An Najaf

Leo

Paul BremerPaul Bremer
(Politician, Diplomat)

30 September 1941

Hartford

Libra

Masoud BarzaniMasoud Barzani
(Politician)

16 August 1946

Mahabad

Leo

Ahmed Hassan al-BakrAhmed Hassan al-Bakr
(Politician, Military personnel)

01 July 1914

04 October 1982

Tikrit

Cancer

Izzat Ibrahim al-DouriIzzat Ibrahim al-Douri
(Politician, Military personnel)

01 July 1942

Tikrit

Cancer

Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
(Politician, Diplomat, Journalist)

28 April 1936

05 June 2015

Tel Keppe

Taurus

Ali al-SistaniAli al-Sistani
(Theologian, Akhoond)

04 August 1930

Mashhad

Leo

Ali Hassan al-MajidAli Hassan al-Majid
(politician)

30 November 1941

25 January 2010

Tikrit

Sagittarius

Muhammad Saeed al-SahhafMuhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf
(politician, diplomat, journalist)

1940 AD

Hillah

Abd al-Karim QasimAbd al-Karim Qasim
(Military personnel)

21 November 1914

09 February 1963

Baghdad

Scorpio

Barzan Ibrahim al-TikritiBarzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti
(Politician, Diplomat)

17 February 1951

15 January 2007

Tikrit

Aquarius

Ibrahim al-JaafariIbrahim al-Jaafari
(Politician, Diplomat)

25 March 1947

Hindiya

Aries

Zainab SalbiZainab Salbi
(writer, activist)

31 August 1969

Baghdad

Virgo

Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-SadrMohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
(theologian)

23 March 1941

19 February 1999

Kadhimiya

Aries

Adnan KhairallahAdnan Khairallah

Masrour BarzaniMasrour Barzani
RafiRafi

Sabawi Ibrahim al-TikritiSabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti

Mohammad Bahr al-UlloumMohammad Bahr al-Ulloum

Hoshyar ZebariHoshyar Zebari

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