Bechara El Khoury

1890 - 1964

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Sheikh Bechara Khalil El Khoury (Arabic: بشارة خليل الخوري‎; 10 August 1890 – 11 January 1964) was the first post-independence President of Lebanon, holding office from 21 September 1943 to 18 September 1952, apart from an 11-day interruption (11–22 November) in 1943. He had previously served two short terms as Prime Minister, from 5 May 1927 to 10 August 1928, and 9 May to 11 October 1929. El Khoury is widely considered as a national hero in Lebanon for his role in the independence, and one of most significant figures in the modern politics of the country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bechara El Khoury has received more than 115,630 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Bechara El Khoury is the 5,908th most popular politician (up from 6,570th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Lebanon and the 17th most popular Lebanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Bechara El Khoury ranks 5,908 out of 15,710. Before him are Enrique Peña Nieto, Liu Cong, Mehdi Bazargan, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Magnus, Duke of Saxony, and Constantine Phaulkon. After him are Seleucus V Philometor, Samori Ture, Johannes Steinhoff, Lester B. Pearson, Emperor Go-Horikawa, and Manuel Gomes da Costa.

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Among people born in 1890, Bechara El Khoury ranks 67Before him are Prince Joachim of Prussia, Vannevar Bush, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Géza Lakatos, Jacobus Oud, and Konstantin Melnikov. After him are Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Kahanamoku, Walter Weiß, Béla Miklós, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and Bacha Khan. Among people deceased in 1964, Bechara El Khoury ranks 47Before him are Alan Ladd, Halide Edib Adıvar, Mikhail Larionov, Vladko Maček, Sergey Biryuzov, and Hugo Koblet. After him are Pedro Petrone, Gerald Gardner, Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Tatyana Afanasyeva, Jean Fautrier, and Veit Harlan.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Bechara El Khoury ranks 35 out of 119. Before him are Tammam Salam (1945), Pierre Gemayel (1905), Kamal Jumblatt (1917), Fouad Siniora (1943), Bertrand, Count of Toulouse (1065), and Delphine Seyrig (1932). After him are Omar Karami (1934), Raymond II, Count of Tripoli (1115), Nassim Nicholas Taleb (1960), Marinus of Tyre (100), Alfonso Jordan (1103), and Zeno of Sidon (-150).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Bechara El Khoury ranks 17Before him are Amine Gemayel (1942), Camille Chamoun (1900), Tammam Salam (1945), Pierre Gemayel (1905), Kamal Jumblatt (1917), and Fouad Siniora (1943). After him are Omar Karami (1934), Raymond II, Count of Tripoli (1115), Alfonso Jordan (1103), Elias Hrawi (1926), René Moawad (1925), and Nicolas Hayek (1928).