Anisa Makhlouf

1930 - 2016

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Anisa (or Aniseh) Makhlouf (Arabic: أَنِيسَةُ مَخْلُوفٍ, romanized: ʾAnīsah Maḵlūf, 1930 – 6 February 2016) was the Syrian matriarch of the Al-Assad family, which has ruled the country since 1971. The wife of the late President Hafez al-Assad, Makhlouf held the position of First Lady of Syria from 1971 until 2000. Her five children include Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria since 2000.Makhlouf was born in Latakia, Syria, to the Makhloufs, an influential family from Bustan al-Basha, Latakia Governorate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anisa Makhlouf has received more than 462,845 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Anisa Makhlouf is the 5,459th most popular politician (up from 7,362nd in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Syria (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 26th most popular Syrian Politician.

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Among politicians, Anisa Makhlouf ranks 5,459 out of 15,710Before her are Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad, Joaquín Balaguer, Edvard Eriksen, Mithridates V of Pontus, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, and Jeffrey Archer. After her are Ahmes, Zoltán Tildy, Rafael Caldera, Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, Gülçiçek Hatun, and Domnall mac Ailpín.

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Among people born in 1930, Anisa Makhlouf ranks 117Before her are Mary Quant, John Frankenheimer, Franzl Lang, Mauro Ramos, Sławomir Mrożek, and Pavel Popovich. After her are Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Viktor Tikhonov, Bo Widerberg, Frank Lucas, and Colin Dexter. Among people deceased in 2016, Anisa Makhlouf ranks 94Before her are Ashraf Pahlavi, Lloyd Shapley, Queen Anne of Romania, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Guy Hamilton, and Corry Brokken. After her are Chris Amon, Thorbjörn Fälldin, Michu Meszaros, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Ernst Nolte, and Richard Adams.

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Among people born in Syria, Anisa Makhlouf ranks 60 out of 158Before her are Heliodorus of Emesa (null), Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932), Evagrius Scholasticus (536), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Hazael (-900), and Sergius I of Constantinople (565). After her are Vaballathus (266), Al-Adil I (1145), Farid al-Atrash (1910), Tuman bay II (1474), Tutush I (1066), and Abu Tammam (788).


Among politicians born in Syria, Anisa Makhlouf ranks 26Before her are Amin al-Hafiz (1921), Julia Soaemias (180), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932), Hazael (-900), and Sergius I of Constantinople (565). After her are Vaballathus (266), Al-Adil I (1145), Tuman bay II (1474), Tutush I (1066), Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150), and Zimri-Lim (-1800).