Burhan Ghalioun

1945 - Today

Burhan Ghalioun

Burhan Ghalioun (Arabic: برهان غليون) (born 11 February 1945 in Homs, Syria), is a French-Syrian professor of sociology at the Université de Paris III Sorbonne University in Paris, and the first chairman of the Syrian opposition Transitional National Council (SNC). He was named chairman on 29 August 2011. His chairmanship was criticized for his perceived closeness to the Muslim Brotherhood, his early reluctance to arm opposition forces, and what opponents called the autocratic nature of his leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burhan Ghalioun has received more than 52,849 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11,931st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Burhan Ghalioun ranks 11,853 out of 14,801Before him are Erra-imitti, Isaac Komnenos, Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice, Spyridon Athanasopoulos, Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, and Georg von Habsburg. After him are Kim Hwang-sik, Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde, Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal, Mario Abdo Benítez, Frank Hsieh, and John Adair.

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Among people born in 1945, Burhan Ghalioun ranks 307Before him are David Chase, Lasse Berghagen, Robert T. Bakker, Nuruddin Farah, Marion Rung, and Katharine Houghton. After him are Katri Helena, Pierre Michon, Portia Simpson-Miller, Mario Livio, Joseph Coutts, and Randy Brecker.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Burhan Ghalioun ranks 108 out of 124Before him are Khalid Bakdash (1912), Muhammad Naji al-Otari (1944), Maher al-Assad (1967), Rafik Schami (1946), Seleucus VII Philometor (-100), and John X of Antioch (1955). After him are Francis Marrash (1837), Salim Idris (1957), George Sabra (1947), Wafa Sultan (1958), Issam Zahreddine (1961), and Youssef Absi (1946).


Among politicians born in Syria, Burhan Ghalioun ranks 53Before him are Duqaq (1100), Dawoud Rajiha (1947), Salih Muslim (1951), Khalid Bakdash (1912), Muhammad Naji al-Otari (1944), and Seleucus VII Philometor (-100). After him are Salim Idris (1957), George Sabra (1947), Adel Safar (1953), Moaz al-Khatib (1960), Wael Nader al-Halqi (1964), and Riyad Farid Hijab (1966).

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