Khaled al-Asaad

1932 - 2015

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Khaled Mohamad al-Asaad (Arabic: خالد الأسعد, Arabic pronunciation: [ɐlʔæsʕæd], January 1932 – 18 August 2015) was a Syrian archaeologist and the head of antiquities at the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He held this position for over forty years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khaled al-Asaad has received more than 641,921 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Khaled al-Asaad is the 1,313th most popular writer (up from 1,469th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Syria (down from 60th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Syrian Writer.

Khaled al-asaad is a Syrian architect who was killed by ISIS in 2017. He was most famous for designing the Citadel of Aleppo, which was a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Over the past year Khaled al-Asaad has had the most page views in the with 79,471 views, followed by Italian (10,205), and Russian (9,954). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bengali (2,136.36%), Indonesian (119.00%), and Greek (116.10%)


Among writers, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 1,313 out of 7,302Before him are Ken Kesey, Widukind of Corvey, Lina Heydrich, Marcus Garvey, Hunter S. Thompson, and Bei Dao. After him are Matteo Bandello, Ubertino of Casale, Sadegh Hedayat, Rasul Gamzatov, Zachris Topelius, and Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak.

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Among people born in 1932, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 91Before him are Peter Eisenman, Alfredo Ferrari, Corry Brokken, Oscar de la Renta, Naina Yeltsina, and Quino. After him are Walter Gilbert, Tatsuya Nakadai, Nikolai Kardashev, Manmohan Singh, Dudley R. Herschbach, and Michael Smith. Among people deceased in 2015, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 71Before him are Udo Lattek, Alfred G. Gilman, Georges Wolinski, Gabriele Ferzetti, Chantal Akerman, and Robert Loggia. After him are Kurt Masur, Dettmar Cramer, Licio Gelli, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Rod Taylor, and Árpád Göncz.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 63 out of 210Before him are Amin al-Hafiz (1921), Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526), Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Hazael (-900), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), and Sophronius of Jerusalem (560). After him are Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150), Duqaq (1100), Abu Tammam (788), Zimri-Lim (-1800), As-Salih Ismail al-Malik (1163), and Nureddin al-Atassi (1929).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 7Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Adunis (1930), Heliodorus of Emesa (250), Nizar Qabbani (1923), Andrew of Crete (660), and Herodian (170). After him are Abu Tammam (788), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Jurji Zaydan (1861), Cassius Longinus (213), Alciphron (200), and Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389).