Famous Syrian Writers

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Ignatius of Antioch
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Birthplace: Roman Syria
Died: 0140 AD

Ignatius of Antioch went down in history as a man who was arrested and executed for his non-allegiance to Roman gods. The seven letters he wrote while being escorted from Antioch to Rome as a prisoner later served as a mirror that reflected his concern for Christianity, against false teachings.

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Nizar Qabbani
(Diplomat)
Nizar Qabbani
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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.

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Al-Ma'arri
(Philosopher)
Al-Ma'arri
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Birthdate: December 23, 0973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ma`arat al-Nu`man, Syria
Died: April 30, 1057
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Publilius Syrus
(Writer, Playwright, Poet)
Publilius Syrus
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Birthdate: 0085 BC
Died: 0043 BC
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Tatian
(Writer, theologian)
Tatian
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Birthdate: 0120 AD
Died: 0180 AD
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Wafa Sultan
(psychiatrist, writer, psychologist)
Wafa Sultan
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Birthdate: June 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baniyas
Theophilus Of Antioch
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Birthplace: Mesopotamia, Iraq
Died: 0184 AD
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Sophronius of Jerusalem
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Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: March 11, 0638
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Damascius
(Greek philosopher)
Damascius
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Birthdate: 0458 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 0538 AD
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Abū Tammām
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Birthplace: Jasim, Syria
Died: 0845 AD
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May Ziadeh
(A Pioneer of Oriental Feminism in Arab Literary World and Key Figure in the 'Nahda' Movement)
May Ziadeh
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Birthdate: February 11, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Vilayet of Syria
Died: October 17, 1941
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Muhammad al-Maghut
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Birthdate: December 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salamiyah, Syria
Died: April 3, 2006
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Heliodorus of Emesa
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Birthplace: Homs‎, Syria
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Bardaisan
(Philosopher)
Bardaisan
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Birthdate: July 11, 0154
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edessa
Died: 0222 AD
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Saadallah Wannous
(Playwright)
Saadallah Wannous
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Birthdate: March 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hosain Al Bahir, Syria
Died: May 15, 1997
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Al-Buḥturī
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Birthdate: 0820 AD
Birthplace: Manbij, Syria
Died: 0897 AD
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Dima Khatib
(Managing Director of AJ+)
Dima Khatib
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Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
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Omar Abu Risha
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Birthdate: April 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manbij, Syria
Died: July 15, 1990
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Nadia Hijab
(Writer)
Nadia Hijab
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
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Severian of Gabala
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Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0408 AD
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Aëtius of Antioch
(Theologians)
Aëtius of Antioch
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Birthdate: 0300 AD
Birthplace: Coele-Syria
Died: 0367 AD
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Rabbula
(Bishop)
Rabbula
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Birthdate: 0411 AD
Birthplace: Qenneshrin, Syria
Died: July 31, 0435
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Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi
(Religious scholar)
Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi
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Birthdate: 1855 AD
Birthplace: Aleppo, Ottoman Empire
Died: June 13, 1902
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Abdul-Salam Ojeili
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Birthdate: 1918 AD
Birthplace: Ar Raqqah, Syria
Died: April 5, 2006
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Salwa Al Neimi
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
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Jacob Of Serugh
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Birthdate: 0451 AD
Birthplace: Suruç, Turkey
Died: November 29, 0521
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Isaac of Antioch
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Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0460 AD
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Riad Ismat
(Writer)
Riad Ismat
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Birthdate: July 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, First Syrian Republic Syria
Died: May 13, 2020
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Jacob of Edessa
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Birthdate: 0640 AD
Birthplace: Syria
Died: June 5, 0708
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Abdulla Issa
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Birthdate: January 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yarmouk Camp, Syria
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Abhdisho bar Berikha
(Syrian theologian)
Abhdisho bar Berikha
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Birthdate: 1250 AD
Birthplace: Nusaybin, Turkey
Died: October 31, 1318
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Anthony Of Tagrit
(Theologian)
Anthony Of Tagrit
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Birthplace: Tikrit, Iraq