Bashar al-Assad

1965 - Today

Bashar al-Assad

Bashar Hafez al-Assad (Arabic: بشار حافظ الأسد‎ Baššār Ḥāfiẓ al-ʾAsad, Levantine pronunciation: [baʃˈʃaːr ˈħaːfezˤ elˈʔasad]; English pronunciation ; born 11 September 1965) is a Syrian politician who has been the President of Syria since 17 July 2000. In addition, he is commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces and Regional Secretary of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party's branch in Syria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bashar al-Assad has received more than 10,924,545 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,220th most popular politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 98

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Bashar al-Assad ranks 1,214 out of 14,801Before him are Baldwin I, Latin Emperor, Nitocris, Shang Yang, Manasseh of Judah, Michael VII Doukas, and Maurice. After him are Yuan Shao, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Vasili III of Russia, Baldur von Schirach, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Zachary Taylor.

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Among people born in 1965, Bashar al-Assad ranks 2Before him is J. K. Rowling. After him are Dmitry Medvedev, Salman Khan, Robert Downey Jr., Gheorghe Hagi, Petro Poroshenko, Mads Mikkelsen, Shah Rukh Khan, Charlie Sheen, Björk, and Waris Dirie.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Bashar al-Assad ranks 12 out of 124Before him are Pope Anicetus (70), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), Nur ad-Din (1116), and John Climacus (579). After him are Pope Constantine (664), Pope Sisinnius (650), Julia Domna (160), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Marwan II (688), and Aemilius Papinianus (142).