Amin al-Hafiz

1921 - 2009

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Amin al-Hafiz (Arabic: أمين الحافظ, romanized: Amīn al-Ḥāfiẓ 12 November 1921 – 17 December 2009), also known as Amin Hafez, was a Syrian general, politician, and member of the Ba'ath Party who served as the President of Syria from 27 July 1963 to 23 February 1966. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amin al-Hafiz has received more than 1,122,910 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Amin al-Hafiz is the 4,312th most popular politician (up from 4,765th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Syria (down from 56th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Syrian Politician.

Amin al-Hafiz was a Muslim scholar who wrote a book called "The Book of Jihad" in which he discusses the importance of jihad, or holy war, in Islam.

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Among politicians, Amin al-Hafiz ranks 4,312 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Senka, Ivan Serov, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, and Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg. After him are Henry McMahon, Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Anwar Ibrahim, L'Inconnue de la Seine, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, and Eric XII of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1921, Amin al-Hafiz ranks 70Before him are Mario Lanza, Miklós Jancsó, Farida of Egypt, Paul Watzlawick, Gérard Debreu, and Karel Appel. After him are Françoise Gilot, Thomas Schelling, Jack Steinberger, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Lydia Litvyak, and Paul Schäfer. Among people deceased in 2009, Amin al-Hafiz ranks 41Before him are Juan Almeida Bosque, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ephraim Katzir, Marek Edelman, Hussein-Ali Montazeri, and John Updike. After him are Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, Norman Borlaug, Ertuğrul Osman, Qian Xuesen, Rafael Caldera, and Albert Barillé.

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Among people born in Syria, Amin al-Hafiz ranks 57 out of 210Before him are Damascius (480), Herodian (170), Tuman bay II (1474), Julia Maesa (165), Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932), and Farid al-Atrash (1910). After him are Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526), Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Hazael (-900), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), and Khaled al-Asaad (1932).


Among politicians born in Syria, Amin al-Hafiz ranks 27Before him are Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), Tutush I (1066), Julia Soaemias (180), Tuman bay II (1474), Julia Maesa (165), and Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932). After him are Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Hazael (-900), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150), Duqaq (1100), and Zimri-Lim (-1800).