Michel Aflaq

1910 - 1989

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Michel Aflaq (Arabic: ميشيل عفلق, romanized: Mīšīl ʿAflaq‎, 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 827,699 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Michel Aflaq is the 3,390th most popular politician (down from 2,969th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Syria (down from 35th in 2019) and the 19th most popular 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 3,390 out of 15,577Before him are Yuri of Goguryeo, William II of Württemberg, Artaphernes, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Giacomo Matteotti, and Charles the Younger. After him are Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal, Jayavarman II, Emperor Ōjin, Charles VII of Sweden, Hugh of Italy, and Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry.

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Among people born in 1910, Michel Aflaq ranks 41Before him are Erich Kempka, Paul Flory, Robert van Gulik, Pierre Schaeffer, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, and António de Spínola. After him are Ne Win, Galina Ulanova, Meša Selimović, Edvard Kardelj, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Archer Martin. Among people deceased in 1989, Michel Aflaq ranks 43Before him are Jerzy Kukuczka, Leon Festinger, Joris Ivens, Guy Williams, Bruce Chatwin, and Sugar Ray Robinson. After him are Princess Deokhye, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Danilo Kiš, Irving Stone, Irving Berlin, and John Payne.

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Among people born in Syria, Michel Aflaq ranks 42 out of 181Before him are Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), Al-Dhahabi (1274), and Herodian (170). After him are Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), Maron (301), Al-Adil I (1145), Abu'l-Fida (1273), and Andrew of Crete (660).


Among politicians born in Syria, Michel Aflaq ranks 19Before him are Antiochus II Theos (-286), Yazid II (687), Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), and Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700). After him are Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), Al-Adil I (1145), Abu'l-Fida (1273), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), and Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945).