Famous Syrian Leaders

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 1 Hafez al-Assad

Hafez al-Assad.
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.

 2 Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad.
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.

 3 Zenobia

Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0240 AD
Birthplace: Palmyra, Syria
Died: 0274 AD

 4 Yazid I

Yazid I.
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.

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 5 Rifaat al-Assad

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

 6 Salah Jadid

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

 7 Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik

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

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

 9 Muawiya II

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

 10 Mustafa Tlass

Mustafa Tlass.
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.

 11 Shukri al-Quwatli

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

 12 Salah al-Din Bitar

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

 13 Hashim al-Atassi

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

 14 Adib Shishakli

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

 15 Abu Abbas

Abu Abbas
Birthdate: December 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Safed
Died: March 8, 2004

 16 Akram al-Hawrani

Akram al-Hawrani
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1912 AD
Birthplace: Hama, Syria
Died: February 24, 1996

 17 Seleucus VI Epiphanes

Seleucus VI Epiphanes
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Died: 0094 BC

 18 Khalid Bakdash

Khalid Bakdash
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: July 24, 1995

 19 Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn al-Ash'ath

Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn al-Ash'ath
Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Syrian
Died: 0704 AD

 20 Nazim al-Kudsi

Nazim al-Kudsi
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
Died: February 6, 1998

 21 Mahmud az-Zuʿbi

Mahmud az-Zuʿbi
Famous As: Syrian politician
Birthdate: 1935 AD
Birthplace: Khirbat al-Ghazalah, Syria
Died: May 21, 2000

 22 Khalid al-Qasri

Khalid al-Qasri
Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 0743 AD

 23 Ahmed Al-Qadri

Ahmed Al-Qadri
Famous As: Agricultural engineer, Politician
Birthdate: June 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria
Died: September 3, 2020

 24 Abdul-Salam Ojeili

Abdul-Salam Ojeili
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1918 AD
Birthplace: Ar Raqqah, Syria
Died: April 5, 2006

 25 Badr Khānī Jāladat

Badr Khānī Jāladat
Famous As: Nationalist leader
Birthdate: 1893 AD
Birthplace: Maktala, Syria
Died: 1951 AD

 26 Amin al-Hafiz

Amin al-Hafiz
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
Died: December 17, 2009