Find out more about the greatest Iraqi Leaders, including Saddam Hussein, Ahmed Chalabi, Mohammed Hadid, Nouri al-Maliki and Muqtada al-Sadr.
Saddam HusseinSaddam Hussein
28 April 1937
Dictator & President of Iraq
NimrodNimrod
 
Biblical Figure

Uday HusseinUday Hussein
18 June 1964
Saddam Hussein’s Son

Ahmad ibn HanbalAhmad ibn Hanbal
0780 AD
Jurist

TerahTerah
1883 BC
Abraham's Father

SennacheribSennacherib
0740 BC
Military Commander, King
Nouri Al-MalikiNouri al-Maliki
20 June 1950
Former Prime Minister of Iraq

Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi
30 October 1944
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq

Haider al-AbadiHaider al-Abadi
1952 AD
75th Prime Minister of Iraq
Husayn ibn AliHusayn ibn Ali
08 January 0626
Imam

RachelRachel
Jacob's wife
Abu Musab al-ZarqawiAbu Musab al-Zarqawi
20 October 1966
Jihadist

EzraEzra
 

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

Hillel the ElderHillel the Elder
0110 AD
Jewish scholar

NehemiahNehemiah
 
NehemiahNehemiah
 

Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
28 April 1936
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist

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

Faisal II of IraqFaisal II of Iraq
02 May 1935
King
Ahmed Hassan al-BakrAhmed Hassan al-Bakr
01 July 1914
Politician, Military personnel

Muqtada al-SadrMuqtada al-Sadr
12 August 1973
Politician
Ali al-SistaniAli al-Sistani
04 August 1930
Theologian, Akhoond

Ali Hassan al-MajidAli Hassan al-Majid
30 November 1941
politician

Izzat Ibrahim al-DouriIzzat Ibrahim al-Douri
01 July 1942
Politician, Military personnel
Abd al-Karim QasimAbd al-Karim Qasim
21 November 1914
Military personnel

Muhammad al-MahdiMuhammad al-Mahdi
19 July 0868
Imam
Jalal TalabaniJalal Talabani
12 November 1933
Politician, Jurist, Lawyer

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

Mohammed HadidMohammed Hadid
01 January 1907
politician
EsarhaddonEsarhaddon
Sennacherib's son, king

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Masoud BarzaniMasoud Barzani
16 August 1946
Politician
Ibn al-JawziIbn al-Jawzi
1116 AD
Hagiographer

Ur-NammuUr-Nammu
King

Saadia GaonSaadia Gaon
30 June 0882
Rabbi

Yitzhak KaduriYitzhak Kaduri
1898 AD
Rabbi
Abdul Salam ArifAbdul Salam Arif
21 March 1921
President
Rashid Ali al-GaylaniRashid Ali al-Gaylani
1892 AD
Politician

Mohammad Hussein FadlallahMohammad Hussein Fadlallah
16 November 1935
Political figure

Adnan KhairallahAdnan Khairallah
 

Ayad AllawiAyad Allawi
31 May 1944
Politician
Shalmaneser IIIShalmaneser III
0880 BC
Ashurnasirpal II's son

ReubenReuben
1569 BC
 

Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-SadrMohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
23 March 1941
theologian

Masrour BarzaniMasrour Barzani
02 March 1969
Prime Minister

Isaac of NinevehIsaac of Nineveh
0613 AD
Bishop
Qutayba ibn MuslimQutayba ibn Muslim
0669 AD
Military commander

Yasser Al-HabibYasser Al-Habib
20 January 1979
Cleric
Ibrahim al-JaafariIbrahim al-Jaafari
25 March 1947
Politician, Diplomat

Tiglath-Pileser ITiglath-Pileser I
1114 BC
 

IdrisIdris
Prophet
Shalmaneser IShalmaneser I
1274 BC
King

Sabawi Ibrahim al-TikritiSabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti
 
Mohammad Bahr al-UlloumMohammad Bahr al-Ulloum
 

Nuri as-SaidNuri as-Said
30 November 1888
Politician

Anan ben DavidAnan ben David
0715 AD
Religious leader

Hai GaonHai Gaon
0939 AD
Rabbi

Rav AshiRav Ashi
0352 AD
Rabbi
Hoshyar ZebariHoshyar Zebari
 

Abd al-Rahman al-BazzazAbd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz
20 February 1913
Leader

Isa ibn MusaIsa ibn Musa
0721 AD
Military Leader

Amram GaonAmram Gaon
0810 AD
Author
Abdul Karim QassimAbdul Karim Qassim
21 November 1914
Political leader

RafiRafi al-Issawi
02 March 1966
Politician
Abu Hanifa an-Nu‘manAbu Hanifa an-Nu‘man
05 September 0699
Imam

Raphael I BidawidRaphael I Bidawid
17 April 1922
Scholar

Jaafar Al-AskariJaafar Al-Askari
15 September 1885
Statesman
Mustafa al-BarzaniMustafa al-Barzani
14 March 1903
Politician

Muqtada al SadrMuqtada al Sadr
12 August 1974
Politician
Nur ad-DinNur ad-Din
31 January 1118
Emir

Al-MuʿtaḍidAl-Muʿtaḍid
0857 AD
Ruler

Ibn KhallikānIbn Khallikān
22 September 1211
Scholar
Tiglat-pileser IIITiglat-pileser III
0780 BC
King

Abu Abdallah al-Shi'iAbu Abdallah al-Shi'i
Missionary
Aḥa Of ShabḥaAḥa Of Shabḥa
0680 AD
Scholar

Aḥmad Ḥasan al-BakrAḥmad Ḥasan al-Bakr
01 July 1914
Politician

Al-AmīnAl-Amīn
14 April 0787
Caliph

al-Basasirial-Basasiri
Military leader
Al-HādīAl-Hādī
26 April 0764
Caliph of Baghdad
Muhammad Fadhil al-JamaliMuhammad Fadhil al-Jamali
20 April 1903
Politician

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

ʿAbd al-ʿAziz al-HakimʿAbd al-ʿAziz al-Hakim
01 January 1952
Prime Minister