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Syria ranks 62nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Algeria, Pakistan, and Peru. Memorable people born in present day Syria include John of Damascus, Hafez al-Assad, and Zenobia. Memorable people who died in Syria include Saladin, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Al-Farabi. Syria has been the birth place of many politicians and religious figures and the death place of many politicians and religious figures.

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkemens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans and Greeks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, and Yazidis. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunnis the largest religious group. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1800 BC and 1998, present day Syria was the birth place of 124 globally memorable people, including John of Damascus, Hafez al-Assad, and Zenobia. Additionaly, 93 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Syria including Saladin, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Al-Farabi.

People Born in Present Day Syria

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Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Syria, including Hafez al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad, and Levon Ter-Petrosyan. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Syria, including Hafez al-Assad, Zenobia, and Philip the Arab.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Syria since 1700.