Bashar al-Assad

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Bashar Hafez al-Assad (born 11 September 1965) is a Syrian politician who is the 19th president of Syria, since 17 July 2000. In addition, he is the commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces and the Secretary-General of the Central Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bashar al-Assad has received more than 13,656,095 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Bashar al-Assad is the 919th most popular politician (up from 1,213th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Syria (up from 12th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Syrian Politician.

Bashar al-Assad is most famous for being the president of Syria. He has been in power since 2000 and has been accused of using chemical weapons on his own people.

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Among politicians, Bashar al-Assad ranks 919 out of 15,710Before him are Rehoboam, Lysimachus, Galla Placidia, Ptolemy XII Auletes, Alfonso XII of Spain, and Vasili IV of Russia. After him are Haakon VII of Norway, Amenhotep I, Andrei Gromyko, Augustus III of Poland, Feodor III of Russia, and Lentulus Batiatus.

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Among people born in 1965, Bashar al-Assad ranks 2Before him is J. K. Rowling. After him are Tedros Adhanom, Salman Khan, Dmitry Medvedev, Charlie Sheen, Rodney King, Robert Downey Jr., Björk, Gheorghe Hagi, Waris Dirie, and Brandon Lee.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Bashar al-Assad ranks 9 out of 158Before him are John of Damascus (676), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), and Pope Anicetus (70). After him are Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), John Climacus (579), Muawiya II (661), Ibn Kathir (1301), and Marwan II (688).


Among politicians born in Syria, Bashar al-Assad ranks 7Before him are Elagabalus (203), Hafez al-Assad (1930), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), and Abd al-Rahman I (731). After him are Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), and Yazid II (687).