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Bachir Gemayel

1947 - 1982

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Bachir Pierre Gemayel (Arabic: بشير بيار الجميّل Arabic pronunciation: [baˈʃiːr ʤɪ'ma.jjɪl]; 10 November 1947 – 14 September 1982) was a Lebanese militia commander who led the Lebanese Forces, the military wing of the Kataeb Party in the Lebanese Civil War and was elected President of Lebanon in 1982. He founded and later became the supreme commander of the Lebanese Forces, uniting major Christian militias by force under the slogan of "Uniting the Christian Rifle". Gemayel allied with Israel and his forces fought the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Syrian Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bachir Gemayel has received more than 815,730 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bachir Gemayel is the 3,657th most popular politician (up from 3,712th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Lebanon and the 7th most popular Lebanese Politician.

Bachir Gemayel was the president of Lebanon from 1982 to 1983. He was assassinated in 1982, which led to a civil war in Lebanon.

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Among politicians, Bachir Gemayel ranks 3,657 out of 15,577Before him are Mihailo Obrenović, Pekahiah, Al-Hakam I, Jani Beg, Chlothar IV, and Vladimir Voronin. After him are Muyeol of Silla, James II of Majorca, Jacob Kettler, Henry II, Duke of Austria, David Cameron, and Ivan Serov.

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Among people born in 1947, Bachir Gemayel ranks 62Before him are Tostão, Sofia Rotaru, Jonathan Banks, Carles Rexach, Gidon Kremer, and Aaron Ciechanover. After him are Robert Englund, Dwight Schultz, Mariska Veres, Yukio Hatoyama, Peter Sloterdijk, and Michael Levitt. Among people deceased in 1982, Bachir Gemayel ranks 51Before him are Varlam Shalamov, Gershom Scholem, Walter Hallstein, Anna German, Hermann Balck, and Vinoba Bhave. After him are Philip Noel-Baker, Meša Selimović, Vladimir K. Zworykin, Takashi Shimura, Sobhuza II, and Mario Del Monaco.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel ranks 20 out of 138Before him are Christina of Bolsena (210), Rafic Hariri (1944), Amin Maalouf (1949), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), Hiram I (-1000), and Rashid Rida (1865). After him are Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Frumentius (400), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Amine Gemayel (1942), and Antipater of Sidon (-200).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel ranks 7Before him are Dido (-879), Severus Alexander (208), Ahab (-900), Michel Aoun (1935), Rafic Hariri (1944), and Hiram I (-1000). After him are Émile Lahoud (1936), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Amine Gemayel (1942), Najib Mikati (1955), Michel Suleiman (1948), and Fouad Siniora (1943).