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Syria ranks 64th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Tunisia, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan. Memorable people born in present day Syria include Elagabalus, Hafez al-Assad, and John of Damascus. 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 Western Asian country located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is a unitary republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions), and is bordered 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. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Albanians and Greeks. Religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Alawites, Druze, and Yazidis. The capital and largest city of Syria is Damascus. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Muslims are the largest religious group. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1800 BC and 1998, present day Syria was the birth place of 157 globally memorable people, including Elagabalus, Hafez al-Assad, and John of Damascus. Additionaly, 113 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Syria including Saladin, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Al-Farabi.

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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 Elagabalus, Hafez al-Assad, and Zenobia.

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