Assef Shawkat

1950 - 2012

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Assef Shawkat[n1] (Arabic: آصِفُ شَوْكَتْ‎, romanized: ʾĀṣif Šawkat‎; 15 January 1950 – 18 July 2012) was the deputy Minister of Defense of Syria from September 2011 until his death in July 2012. He and three other top Syrian government officials were killed on 18 July 2012 in Damascus during a deadly bomb attack allegedly organized by the Free Syrian Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Assef Shawkat has received more than 221,369 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Assef Shawkat is the 10,177th most popular politician, the 109th most popular biography from Syria and the 51st most popular Syrian Politician.

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Among politicians, Assef Shawkat ranks 10,177 out of 15,710Before him are Pedro Carmona, Estrid of the Obotrites, Michael Sata, Mahmud II, Meresankh II, and Giuseppe Zanardelli. After him are Viorica Dăncilă, Bebiankh, Alexander Trepov, Reniero Zeno, Salvador Jorge Blanco, and Ervin Zádor.

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Among people born in 1950, Assef Shawkat ranks 186Before him are Haris Alexiou, Tommy Aldridge, Amos Gitai, Charles, Prince Napoléon, Luigi Delneri, and Otto Pérez Molina. After him are Winfried Schäfer, Martin Short, Hugh McDonald, Jon Polito, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Helen Clark. Among people deceased in 2012, Assef Shawkat ranks 169Before him are William Thurston, Ignatius IV of Antioch, Gevork Vartanian, Carlo Rambaldi, Fiorenzo Magni, and Friedrich Hirzebruch. After him are Ervin Zádor, Gunnar Sønsteby, Harry Carey Jr., Marvin Hamlisch, John Hick, and Fang Lizhi.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Assef Shawkat ranks 109 out of 158Before him are Hashim al-Atassi (1875), Antiochus Hierax (-266), Mithridates I Callinicus (-200), Maher al-Assad (1967), Ignatius IV of Antioch (1920), and Ibn al-Qalanisi (1073). After him are Muhammed Faris (1951), Dawoud Rajiha (1947), Ignatius Joseph III Yonan (1944), Walid Muallem (1941), Muhammad Zaidan (1948), and Jean Carzou (1907).


Among politicians born in Syria, Assef Shawkat ranks 51Before him are Husni al-Za'im (1897), Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Hashim al-Atassi (1875), Antiochus Hierax (-266), Mithridates I Callinicus (-200), and Ibn al-Qalanisi (1073). After him are Dawoud Rajiha (1947), Walid Muallem (1941), Émile Eddé (1883), Soraya Tarzi (1899), Ben-Hadad I (-1000), and Muhammad Naji al-Otari (1944).