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Hafez al-Assad

1930 - 2000

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Hafez al-Assad (6 October 1930 – 10 June 2000) was a Syrian statesman and military officer who served as President of Syria from 1971 to 2000. He was also 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 3,049,896 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Hafez al-Assad is the 376th most popular politician (up from 491st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Syria and the 2nd most popular Syrian Politician.

Hafez al-Assad is most famous for being the president of Syria from 1971 to 2000.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Hafez al-Assad ranks 376 out of 15,710Before him are Semiramis, Priam, Peter III of Russia, Selim III, Philip I of Castile, and Abdul Hamid I. After him are Philip VI of France, Syngman Rhee, Narmer, Louis Bonaparte, Şehzade Mustafa, and Artaxerxes I of Persia.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Hafez al-Assad ranks 11Before him are Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, George Soros, Pierre Bourdieu, Helmut Kohl, and Steve McQueen. After him are Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Buzz Aldrin, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Salvatore Riina. Among people deceased in 2000, Hafez al-Assad ranks 1After him are Hedy Lamarr, Władysław Szpilman, Ingrid of Sweden, Emil Zátopek, Habib Bourguiba, Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Alec Guinness, Lída Baarová, Carl Barks, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Hafez al-Assad ranks 2 out of 158Before him are Elagabalus (203). After him are John of Damascus (676), Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Anicetus (70), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), and John Climacus (579).

Among POLITICIANS In Syria

Among politicians born in Syria, Hafez al-Assad ranks 2Before him are Elagabalus (203). After him are Zenobia (240), Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640).