Hafez al-Assad

1930 - 2000

Hafez al-Assad

Hafez al-Assad (Arabic: حَافِظ الْأَسَد‎ Ḥāfiẓ al-ʾAsad, Levantine Arabic: [ˈħaːfezˤ elˈʔasad], Modern Standard Arabic: [ħaːfɪðˤ al'ʔasad]; 6 October 1930 – 10 June 2000) was a Syrian politician who served as the President of Syria from 1971 to 2000. He was also the Prime Minister of Syria from 1970 to 1971, as well as regional secretary of the regional command of the Syrian regional branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and secretary general of the National Command of the Ba'ath Party from 1970 to 2000. Assad participated in the 1963 Syrian coup d'état which brought the Syrian regional branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party to power, and the new leadership appointed him commander of the Syrian Air Force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hafez al-Assad has received more than 2,359,644 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 496th most popular politician.

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  • 66

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  • 9.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

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Among politicians, Hafez al-Assad ranks 492 out of 14,801Before him are Edward VIII, Charles I of England, William III of England, Boris Godunov, Stephen Báthory, and Louis VII of France. After him are Valentinian III, Nursultan Nazarbayev, İsmet İnönü, Philip I of France, Gideon, and Emperor Taizong of Tang.

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Among people born in 1930, Hafez al-Assad ranks 14Before him are Helmut Kohl, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Buzz Aldrin. After him are Steve McQueen, Mobutu Sese Seko, Baudouin of Belgium, Gene Hackman, Pete Conrad, and Salvatore Riina. Among people deceased in 2000, Hafez al-Assad ranks 1After him are Władysław Szpilman, Hedy Lamarr, Emil Zátopek, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Habib Bourguiba, Ingrid of Sweden, Roger Vadim, Victor Borge, René Favaloro, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Lída Baarová.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Hafez al-Assad ranks 2 out of 124Before him are John of Damascus (676). After him are Zenobia (240), Philip the Arab (204), Yazid I (647), Pope Anicetus (70), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), Nur ad-Din (1116), John Climacus (579), and Bashar al-Assad (1965).


Among politicians born in Syria, Hafez al-Assad ranks 1After him are Zenobia (240), Philip the Arab (204), Yazid I (647), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Nur ad-Din (1116), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Marwan II (688), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Antiochus II Theos (-286), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).

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