Famous Libyan People

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 1 
Mark the Evangelist
(Christian Saint Who Founded the Episcopal See of Alexandria)
Mark the Evangelist
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0012 AD
Birthplace: Shahat
Died: 0068 AD

Mark the Evangelist is credited with authoring the Gospel of Mark, the second of the four canonical gospels. Also credited with founding the Church of Alexandria, Mark is regarded as one of the most prominent episcopal sees of early Christianity. Over the years, Mark the Evangelist has been the subject of several paintings.  

 2 
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
(Politician)
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tripoli
 3 
Muammar Gaddafi
(Prime Minister of Libya (1970-72))
Muammar Gaddafi
84
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qasr Abu Hadi
Died: October 20, 2011
A revolutionary, politician and political theorist, Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya from King Idris in a bloodless coup in 1969 and became its authoritarian dictator for more than 40 years. He initially gained popularity and support; however, later, his increased dominance, support for international terrorism, and human rights violation turned people against him. He was eventually overthrown.
 4 
Omar Mukhtar
(Ruler of Zawiyat Ayn Kalk)
Omar Mukhtar
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zawiyat Zanzur
Died: September 16, 1931
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 5 
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi
(Government Official)
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tripoli
Died: May 20, 2012
 6 
Suleiman Ali Nashnush
(Basketball player, Actor)
Suleiman Ali Nashnush
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1943 AD
Birthplace: Tripoli
Died: February 25, 1991
Height: 8'0" (244 cm)
 7 
Claudio Gentile
(Italian Football player)
Claudio Gentile
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tripoli
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Hamid Al Shaeri
(Singer)
Hamid Al Shaeri
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benghazi
 9 
Carneades
(Greek Philosopher)
Carneades
0
Birthdate: 0214 AD
Birthplace: Cyrene
Died: 0129 AD
 10 
Huda Ben Amer
(Politician)
Huda Ben Amer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Al Marj
 11 
Ayesha Gaddafi
(Diplomat, Lawyer)
Ayesha Gaddafi
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tripoli
 12 
Kamal Elgargni
(Bodybuilder)
Kamal Elgargni
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tripoli
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 13 
Safia Farkash
(First Lady)
Safia Farkash
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayda
 14 
Arius
(Religious Leader)
Arius
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0256 AD
Birthplace: Ptolemais
Died: 0336 AD

Arius was a Cyrenaic ascetic and presbyter who served as a priest in Alexandria, Egypt. One of the most influential proponents of subordinationism, Arius was discussed vehemently in the First Council of Nicaea, which was organized in Nicaea by Emperor Constantine I. His theology is discussed even today by Christian and Post-Christian denominations.

 15 
Franco Califano
(Singer-songwriter)
Franco Califano
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tripoli
Died: March 30, 2013
 16 
Ahmed Fakroun
(Singer)
Ahmed Fakroun
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Libya
 17 
Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi
Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tripoli
Died: October 20, 2011
 18 
Idris of Libya
(King)
Idris of Libya
3
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Al Jaghbub
Died: May 25, 1983
 19 
Javier Clemente
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Javier Clemente
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barakaldo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Tarek Ben Halim
(Banker)
Tarek Ben Halim
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tripoli
Died: December 11, 2009
 21 
Bahjat
(Singer, Songwriter)
Bahjat
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tripoli
 22 
Mohammed Magariaf
Mohammed Magariaf
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Benghazi
 23 
Iman al-Obeidi
(Lawyer)
Iman al-Obeidi
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tobruk
 24 
Najla Mangoush
(Lawyer, Politician)
Najla Mangoush
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benghazi
 25 
Mustafa Abdul Jalil
(Politician)
Mustafa Abdul Jalil
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Al Bayda'
 26 
Alpha Bangura
(Basketball player)
Alpha Bangura
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Freetown
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 27 
Mahmoud Jibril
(Former Prime Minister of Libya)
Mahmoud Jibril
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Benghazi
Died: April 5, 2020
 28 
Hala Misrati
(Writer, Journalist)
Hala Misrati
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Tripoli
 29 
Ibrahim Kuni
(Writer)
Ibrahim Kuni
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Gadamis
 30 
Suleiman Mahmoud
(Military personnel)
Suleiman Mahmoud
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Tobruk
Died: October 6, 2020
 31 
Hajer Sharief
(Peace Activist)
Hajer Sharief
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1994 AD
Birthplace: Libya
 32 
Ali Zeidan
(Prime Minister of Libya from 2012 to 2014)
Ali Zeidan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waddan
 33 
Ayman Alatar
(Singer)
Ayman Alatar
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Janzur
 34 
Anniceris
(Cyrenaic Philosopher)
Anniceris
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Birthplace: Cyrene
 35 
Dania Ben Sassi
(Singer)
Dania Ben Sassi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Belgrade
 36 
Al-Sadek Hamed Al-Shuwehdy
(Aerospace engineer)
Al-Sadek Hamed Al-Shuwehdy
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Libya
Died: 1984 AD
 37 
Mohamed Hrezi
(Libyan American Long-Distance Runner)
Mohamed Hrezi
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naugatuck
 38 
Fatimah el-Sharif
(Queen)
Fatimah el-Sharif
3
Birthdate: 1911 AD
Birthplace: Kufra
Died: October 3, 2009
 39 
Khadījah Jahamī
(Writer)
Khadījah Jahamī
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Benghazi
Died: August 11, 1996
 40 
Hiram Fuller
(Basketball player)
Hiram Fuller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East St. Louis
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 41 
Asia Alfasi
(Comic Writer)
Asia Alfasi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Libya
 42 
Asmahan Farhat
(Libyan-American Swimmer)
Asmahan Farhat
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Strongsville

Born Mercedes Farhat in Ohio, US, Asmahan Farhat was trained in swimming since childhood. Encouraged by her father, she later chose to swim for her country of origin, Libya, and became the fourth female swimmer from Libya to participate at the Olympics. She is also equipped with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

 43 
Fatima Hamroush
(Politician)
Fatima Hamroush
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Benghazi
 44 
Seham Sergiwa
(Psychologist)
Seham Sergiwa
2
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Libya
Died: July 17, 2019
 45 
Synesius
(Bishop)
Synesius
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0373 AD
Birthplace: Al Bayda
Died: 0414 AD
 46 
Nasser el-Mizdawi
(Singer, Guitarist)
Nasser el-Mizdawi
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tripoli
 47 
Salwa Bughaighis
(Human Rights, Political Activist)
Salwa Bughaighis
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benghazi
Died: June 25, 2014
 48 
Mohamed Ben Saleh
(Former Libyan Judoka)
Mohamed Ben Saleh
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Libya
 49 
Sarah Besan Shennib
(Eldest Daughter of Dr. Hani Shennib)
Sarah Besan Shennib
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Francisco
 50 
Mohamed Youssef
(Basketball player)
Mohamed Youssef
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Benghazi