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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 561,302 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Khaled al-Asaad is the 1,478th most popular writer (down from 965th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Syria (down from 39th 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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    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 2.78

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Among writers, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 1,478 out of 5,755Before him are Wilhelm Weitling, Kuvempu, Chico Xavier, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Chiara Lubich, and William Heinesen. After him are Kâtip Çelebi, Christine Nöstlinger, Ion Creangă, Jack Vance, Ildefonsus, and Károly Kerényi.

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Among people born in 1932, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 101Before him are Wojciech Kilar, Paolo Villaggio, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Gyula Horn, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, and Ingemar Johansson. After him are Dušan Makavejev, Tatsuya Nakadai, Horst Eckel, Nikolai Kardashev, Alan Bean, and Christy Brown. Among people deceased in 2015, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 79Before him are Robert Loggia, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Georges Wolinski, and Árpád Göncz. After him are Dettmar Cramer, Wayne Dyer, Cabu, Yaşar Kemal, Eldar Ryazanov, and Licio Gelli.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Khaled al-Asaad ranks 60 out of 181Before him are Nizar Qabbani (1923), Hazael (-900), Amin al-Hafiz (1921), Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526), Tuman bay II (1474), and Zimri-Lim (-1800). After him are Vaballathus (266), Asmahan (1917), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Ibn al-Shatir (1304), Farid al-Atrash (1910), and Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150).

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), Herodian (170), Andrew of Crete (660), and Nizar Qabbani (1923). After him are Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), Jurji Zaydan (1861), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), Alciphron (200), and Cassius Longinus (213).