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Present Day

Syria

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Syria ranks 63rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Pakistan, Algeria, and Tunisia. Memorable people born in present day Syria include Elagabalus, John of Damascus, and Yazid I. Memorable people who died in Syria include Saladin, Al-Farabi, and Bartholomew the Apostle. Syria has been the birth place of many politicians, and writers and the death place of many politicians, and religious figures.

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in West Asia located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, Jordan to the south, and Israel and Lebanon to the southwest. Cyprus lies to the west across the Mediterranean Sea. It is a unitary republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions). A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Circassians, Armenians, Albanians, Greeks, and Chechens. Religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Alawites, Druze, and Yazidis. The capital and largest city is Damascus, followed by Aleppo, Homs, Latakia, Hama, Deirezor, and Raqqa. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunni Muslims are the largest religious group. Syria is now the only country that is governed by Ba'athists, who advocate Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 1850 BC and 2009, present day Syria was the birth place of 210 globally memorable people, including Elagabalus, John of Damascus, and Yazid I. Additionaly, 145 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Syria including Saladin, Al-Farabi, and Bartholomew the Apostle.

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Occupations

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 Elagabalus, Yazid I, and Zenobia.

Places

Overlapping Lives

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