Famous Libyan Leaders

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 1 Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: April 11, 0145
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Libyan
Died: February 4, 0211
Roman emperor Septimius Severus reigned from 193 to 211. He worked in the senate under Marcus Aurelius and gained strength following the death of Pertinax. He killed incumbent emperor Didius Julianus and annexed many kingdoms, such as Osroene. While on an invasion of Scotland, he died of an infectious disease.

 2 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Libyan
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 3 Mark the Evangelist

Mark the Evangelist
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Nationality: Libyan
Died: April 25, 0068

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.  

 4 Arius

Arius
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Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: 0256 AD
Nationality: Libyan
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.

 5 Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi

Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi
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Birthdate: December 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Libyan
Died: October 20, 2011

 6 Idris of Libya

Idris of Libya
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Libyan
Died: May 25, 1983

 7 Mustafa Abdul Jalil

Mustafa Abdul Jalil
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Nationality: Libyan
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 8 Mahmoud Jibril

Mahmoud Jibril
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Libya
Birthdate: May 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Libyan
Died: April 5, 2020

 9 Mohammed Magariaf

Mohammed Magariaf
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Birthdate: 1940 AD
Nationality: Libyan

 10 Ali Zeidan

Ali Zeidan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Libyan

 11 Suleiman Mahmoud

Suleiman Mahmoud
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Nationality: Libyan
Died: October 6, 2020

 12 Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Libya
Birthdate: June 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Libyan
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.