Famous Syrian Men

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 1 Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad.
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Famous As: President of Syria
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Damascus

Bashar al-Assad is the current president of Syria and has been serving in this position since 17 July 2000. Over the years, he has also had a major impact on Syria as the commander-in-chief of the country's Armed Forces. In 2011, his decision to impose military sieges on protesters participating in the Arab Spring resulted in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

 2 Hafez al-Assad

Hafez al-Assad.
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Famous As: Former President of Syria
Birthdate: October 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Qardaha, Syria
Died: June 10, 2000
Hafez al-Assad was the Syrian president from 1971 to 2000. He also served as the country’s prime minister from 1970 to 1971. The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party leader was part of the 1963 coup that dethroned President Nazim al-Kudsi and the 1966 coup which made him the Syrian defense minister.

 3 Jacob

Jacob.
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Canaan

 4 Jwan Yosef

Jwan Yosef.
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Famous As: Painter, Artist
Birthdate: September 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syria

Jwan Yosef is a Swedish artist and painter who specializes in plastic arts. Over the course of his career, Yosef has participated in a number of group exhibitions and art fairs. He is also credited with founding The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in North London.

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 5 Michael Ansara

Michael Ansara.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: French Mandate, Syria
Died: July 31, 2013
Michael Ansara is best remembered as Cochise from the series Broken Arrow and Kane from Buck Rogers. Fans also loved him as Commander Kang in the series Star Trek and as the voice of Mr. Freeze in Batman: The Animated Series TV franchise. He was once married to Barbara Eden.

 6 Bilal ibn Ribah

Bilal ibn Ribah
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Famous As: Muezzin
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: March 2, 0640

 7 Baibars

Baibars
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Famous As: Sultan of Egypt
Birthdate: July 19, 1223
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cumania
Died: July 1, 1277
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 8 Dündar Aliosman

Dündar Aliosman
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: December 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

 9 Jacob in Islam

Jacob in Islam
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Famous As: Prophet
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Syria, Syria

 10 Michel Aflaq

Michel Aflaq
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ḥamāh, Syria
Died: June 23, 1989

 11 Pope Gregory III

Pope Gregory III
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Famous As: Bishop of Rome
Birthdate: 0690 AD
Birthplace: Syria
Died: November 28, 0741

 12 Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Qabbani.
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: March 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: April 30, 1998

Nizar Qabbani was a Syrian writer, diplomat, publisher, and poet. Renowned for incorporating themes like eroticism, religion, love, feminism, and Arab nationalism into his poetry, Qabbani's poems have achieved worldwide acclaim; they have been translated into many languages, including English and Russian. Regarded as Syria's National Poet, Qabbani is also one of the most respected poets in the Arab world.

 13 Ibn Kathīr

Ibn Kathīr
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 1301 AD
Birthplace: Busra, Syria
Died: February 13, 1373

 14 John of Damascus

John of Damascus.
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0676 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: December 4, 0749

John of Damascus was a Christian apologist, priest, and monk. A polymath, John contributed to various fields, such as philosophy, theology, law, and music. He also wrote several works explaining the Christian faith. The hymns which he composed are still used in Eastern Christian practice as well as in western Lutheranism.

 15 St. Simeon Stylites

St. Simeon Stylites
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0390 AD
Birthplace: Kozan, Turkey
Died: September 2, 0459

 16 Rifaat al-Assad

Rifaat al-Assad
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Famous As: politician, military personnel
Birthdate: August 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Qardaha

 17 Abd al-Rahman I

Abd al-Rahman I
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0731 AD
Birthplace: Palmyra, Syria
Died: August 31, 0788

 18 Ibn an-Nafīs

Ibn an-Nafīs
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: December 17, 1288

 19 Odaenathus

Odaenathus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0220 AD
Birthplace: Palmyra, Syria
Died: 0267 AD

 20 Salah Jadid

Salah Jadid
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: 1926 AD
Birthplace: Dwaer Baabda, Syria
Died: August 19, 1993

 21 Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik

Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0691 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: February 6, 0743

 22 Maron

Maron
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Syria Prima
Died: 0410 AD

 23 Pope Anicetus

Pope Anicetus
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: December 9, 0092
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Homs‎, Syria
Died: April 20, 0168

 24 Antiochus I Soter

Antiochus I Soter
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0324 BC
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0261 BC

 25 Omar Bakri Muhammad

Omar Bakri Muhammad
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Famous As: Militant Leader
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria

 26 Iamblichus

Iamblichus
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0245 AD
Birthplace: Qinnasrin, Syria
Died: 0325 AD

 27 Imad ad-Din Zengi

Imad ad-Din Zengi
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1085 AD
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
Died: September 14, 1146

 28 Yazid I

Yazid I.
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Famous As: Second Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate
Birthdate: July 20, 0646
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rif-Dimashq Governorate, Syria
Died: November 12, 0683

Yazid I reigned as the caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate from 680 until his death in 683. The second caliph of the caliphate, Yazid's appointment was the first succession based on hereditary in the history of Islam. His caliphate was marked by the commencement of the Second Fitna, a period of military and political disorder in the Islamic community.

 29 Pope Constantine

Pope Constantine
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Birthdate: 0664 AD
Birthplace: Syria
Died: April 9, 0715

 30 Faisal I of Iraq

Faisal I of Iraq.
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Famous As: King of Iraq
Birthdate: May 20, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: September 8, 1933
Faisal I, the first king of Iraq, led a new wave of Arab nationalism during World War I. Son of the Grand Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, Faisal united the Shias and Sunnis. His friendship with Britain led to several treaties, including Iraq’s membership in the League of Nations.

 31 Saints Sergius and Bacchus

Saints Sergius and Bacchus
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Famous As: Christian saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Syria

 32 Muawiya II

Muawiya II
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Famous As: Caliph
Birthdate: March 28, 0661
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: 0684 AD

 33 Mustafa Tlass

Mustafa Tlass.
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Famous As: Senior officer
Birthdate: May 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Al-Rastan

Mustafa Tlass, who had been the Syrian defense minister, was also a lover of Syrian literature and had launched a publishing house named Tlass Books. However, he was criticized for publishing anti-Semitic content. He also once claimed that Gina Lollobrigida and Princess Diana had both expressed their love for him.

 34 Numerian

Numerian
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0254 AD
Died: November 20, 0284

 35 Publilius Syrus

Publilius Syrus
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Famous As: Writer, Playwright, Poet
Birthdate: 0085 BC
Died: 0043 BC

 36 Al-Walid II

Al-Walid II
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Famous As: Caliph
Birthdate: 0709 AD
Birthplace: Syria
Died: April 7, 0744

 37 Shukri al-Quwatli

Shukri al-Quwatli
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: May 6, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: June 30, 1967

 38 Ptolemy VI Philometor

Ptolemy VI Philometor
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0186 BC
Died: 0145 BC

 39 Salah al-Din Bitar

Salah al-Din Bitar
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: July 21, 1980

 40 Al-Ma'arri

Al-Ma'arri
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 23, 0973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ma`arat al-Nu`man, Syria
Died: April 30, 1057

 41 Saint John Climacus

Saint John Climacus
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 0579 AD
Birthplace: Syria
Died: 0649 AD

 42 Muhammed Faris

Muhammed Faris.
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aleppo

Muhammed Faris is a Syrian aviator who became the first Syrian to spend time in space. He also played an important role in the Syrian Civil War. In 1987, Faris was honored with the Hero of the Soviet Union title. In September 2017, he was appointed as the Syrian Interim Government's defense minister.

 43 Tatian

Tatian
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Famous As: Writer, theologian
Birthdate: 0120 AD
Died: 0180 AD

 44 Eusebius of Nicomedia

Eusebius of Nicomedia
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Syria
Died: 0341 AD

 45 Hashim al-Atassi

Hashim al-Atassi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Homs, Syria
Died: December 5, 1960

 46 Theophilus Of Antioch

Theophilus Of Antioch
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mesopotamia, Iraq
Died: 0184 AD

 47 Sophronius of Jerusalem

Sophronius of Jerusalem
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: March 11, 0638

 48 Thaddeus of Edessa

Thaddeus of Edessa
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Edessa, Turkey
Died: 0050 AD

 49 Adib Shishakli

Adib Shishakli
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 1909 AD
Birthplace: Ḥamāh, Syria
Died: September 27, 1964

 50 Damascius

Damascius
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Famous As: Greek philosopher
Birthdate: 0458 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 0538 AD