Famous Syrian Leaders

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 1 Jacob

Jacob
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Syrian

 2 Yazid I

Yazid I
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Famous As: Second Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate
Birthdate: July 20, 0646
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Syrian
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.

 3 Zenobia

Zenobia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0240 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 0274 AD

 4 Bilal ibn Ribah

Bilal ibn Ribah
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Famous As: Muezzin
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: March 2, 0640
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 5 Pope Gregory III

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

 6 Rifaat al-Assad

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

 7 Salah Jadid

Salah Jadid
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: 1926 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: August 19, 1993
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 8 Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik

Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0691 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: February 6, 0743

 9 Omar Bakri Muhammad

Omar Bakri Muhammad
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Famous As: Militant Leader
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Nationality: Syrian

 10 Muawiya II

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

 11 Pope Constantine

Pope Constantine
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Birthdate: 0664 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: April 9, 0715

 12 Mustafa Tlass

Mustafa Tlass
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Famous As: Senior officer
Birthdate: May 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Syrian

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.

 13 Shukri al-Quwatli

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

 14 Salah al-Din Bitar

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

 15 Saint John Climacus

Saint John Climacus
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 0579 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 0649 AD

 16 Eusebius of Nicomedia

Eusebius of Nicomedia
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 0341 AD

 17 Hashim al-Atassi

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

 18 Adib Shishakli

Adib Shishakli
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 1909 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: September 27, 1964

 19 Abu Abbas

Abu Abbas
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Birthdate: December 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Syrian
Died: March 8, 2004

 20 Apollinaris of Laodicea

Apollinaris of Laodicea
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Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 0382 AD

 21 Bar Hebraeus

Bar Hebraeus
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1226 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: July 30, 1286

 22 Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi

Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi
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Famous As: Religious scholar
Birthdate: 1855 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: June 13, 1902

 23 Akram al-Hawrani

Akram al-Hawrani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1912 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: February 24, 1996

 24 Seleucus VI Epiphanes

Seleucus VI Epiphanes
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 0094 BC

 25 Khalid Bakdash

Khalid Bakdash
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Syrian
Died: July 24, 1995

 26 Saint Andrew of Crete

Saint Andrew of Crete
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0650 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: July 4, 0740

 27 Jacob Of Serugh

Jacob Of Serugh
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0451 AD
Nationality: Syrian, Turkish
Died: November 29, 0521

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

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

 29 Jacob of Edessa

Jacob of Edessa
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 0640 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: June 5, 0708

 30 Nazim al-Kudsi

Nazim al-Kudsi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Syrian
Died: February 6, 1998

 31 Mahmud az-Zuʿbi

Mahmud az-Zuʿbi
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Famous As: Syrian politician
Birthdate: 1935 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: May 21, 2000

 32 Ahmed Al-Qadri

Ahmed Al-Qadri
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Famous As: Agricultural engineer, Politician
Birthdate: June 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Syrian
Died: September 3, 2020

 33 Khalid al-Qasri

Khalid al-Qasri
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Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 0743 AD

 34 Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad
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Famous As: President of Syria
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Syrian

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.

 35 Hafez al-Assad

Hafez al-Assad
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Famous As: Former President of Syria
Birthdate: October 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Syrian
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.

 36 Abhdisho bar Berikha

Abhdisho bar Berikha
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Famous As: Syrian theologian
Birthdate: 1250 AD
Nationality: Syrian, Turkish
Died: October 31, 1318

 37 Abdul-Salam Ojeili

Abdul-Salam Ojeili
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1918 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: April 5, 2006

 38 Dionysius I Telmaharoyo

Dionysius I Telmaharoyo
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Famous As: Patriarch
Birthdate: 0773 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: August 2, 0845

 39 John of Tella

John of Tella
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 0483 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: February 6, 0538

 40 Amin al-Hafiz

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

 41 Badr Khānī Jāladat

Badr Khānī Jāladat
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Famous As: Nationalist leader
Birthdate: 1893 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 1951 AD