Michel Aflaq

1910 - 1989

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Michel Aflaq (Arabic: ميشيل عفلق, romanized: Mīšīl ʿAflaq‎, Arabic pronunciation: [miˈʃel ˈʕaflaq]; 9 January 1910 – 23 June 1989) was a Syrian philosopher, sociologist and Arab nationalist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of Ba'athism and its political movement; he is considered by several Ba'athists to be the principal founder of Ba'athist thought. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Aflaq has received more than 1,026,829 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Michel Aflaq is the 2,630th most popular politician (up from 3,342nd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Syria (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Syrian Politician.

Michel Aflaq was a Syrian philosopher and Arab nationalist. He is most famous for co-founding the Ba'ath Party.

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Among politicians, Michel Aflaq ranks 2,630 out of 19,576Before him are Hacı I Giray, Stephen II of Hungary, Isser Harel, Nawal El Saadawi, Beatrice of Naples, and Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar. After him are Alfonso II of Naples, Joscelin II, Count of Edessa, Seth-Peribsen, Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, Karl Seitz, and Tzipi Livni.

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Among people born in 1910, Michel Aflaq ranks 29Before him are Lee Byung-chul, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Helenio Herrera, Archer Martin, Nathuram Godse, and Ludwig Stumpfegger. After him are Samuel Barber, Kurt Meyer, Jean Anouilh, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, William Hanna, and Joseph Kasa-Vubu. Among people deceased in 1989, Michel Aflaq ranks 37Before him are Daphne du Maurier, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, John Hicks, Joris Ivens, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, and Hermann Oberth. After him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Danilo Kiš, William Shockley, John Cassavetes, Bruce Chatwin, and Leon Festinger.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Michel Aflaq ranks 35 out of 210Before him are Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Yazid II (687), Avidius Cassius (130), Al-Walid II (706), Yazid III (701), and Émile Benveniste (1902). After him are Ananias of Damascus (100), Abu'l-Fida (1273), Maron (301), Odaenathus (220), Adunis (1930), and Moustapha Akkad (1930).


Among politicians born in Syria, Michel Aflaq ranks 18Before him are Al-Adil I (1145), Antiochus II Theos (-286), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Yazid II (687), Al-Walid II (706), and Yazid III (701). After him are Abu'l-Fida (1273), Odaenathus (220), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), Tutush I (1066), Julia Soaemias (180), and Tuman bay II (1474).