Michel Aflaq

1910 - 1989

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Michel Aflaq (Arabic: ميشيل عفلق‎, Arabic pronunciation: [miːʃeːl ʕaflaq], 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 745,929 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Michel Aflaq is the 2,973rd most popular politician (up from 3,422nd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Syria and the 16th 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 2,973 out of 15,710Before him are Nikolai Tikhonov, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Jehoash of Israel, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, and Olaf III of Norway. After him are Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Archelaus I of Macedon, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, and Merenre Nemtyemsaf I.

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Among people born in 1910, Michel Aflaq ranks 39Before him are Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Momofuku Ando, Robert van Gulik, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Pierre Schaeffer, and Galina Ulanova. After him are August Landmesser, Meša Selimović, Erich Kempka, Edvard Kardelj, Luise Rainer, and Jean-Louis Barrault. Among people deceased in 1989, Michel Aflaq ranks 40Before him are Emilio Segrè, Guy Williams, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Bruce Chatwin, Danilo Kiš, and Sugar Ray Robinson. After him are Irving Stone, George Beadle, Joris Ivens, Graham Chapman, Cornel Wilde, and John Payne.

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Among people born in Syria, Michel Aflaq ranks 35 out of 158Before him are Antiochus II Theos (-286), Émile Benveniste (1902), Adunis (1930), Julia Maesa (165), Moustapha Akkad (1930), and Nicolaus of Damascus (-64). After him are Maron (301), Abu'l-Fida (1273), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), and Herodian (170).


Among politicians born in Syria, Michel Aflaq ranks 16Before him are Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), Yazid II (687), Antiochus II Theos (-286), and Julia Maesa (165). After him are Abu'l-Fida (1273), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Odaenathus (220), Amin al-Hafiz (1921), Julia Soaemias (180), and Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945).