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Rafic Hariri

1944 - 2005

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Rafic Bahaa El Deen al-Hariri (Arabic: رفيق بهاء الدين الحريري, romanized: Rafīq Bahāʾ ad-Dīn al-Ḥarīrī; Lebanese Arabic pronunciation: [rafiːʔ lˈħariːriː] 1 November 1944 – 14 February 2005), also known as Rafiq al-Hariri, was a Lebanese business tycoon and politician, who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until he resigned on 20 October 2004 (2004-10-20) and assassination in 2005. Hariri headed five cabinets during his tenure. He was widely credited for his role in constructing the Taif Agreement that ended the 15-year Lebanese Civil War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafic Hariri has received more than 1,200,972 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Rafic Hariri is the 1,893rd most popular politician (down from 1,045th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 9th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Lebanese Politician.

Rafic Hariri was the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and then from 2000 to 2004. He was assassinated in 2005.

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Among politicians, Rafic Hariri ranks 1,893 out of 15,577Before him are William II of Sicily, Sancho II of Castile and León, Tabaré Vázquez, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Isma'il Pasha, and Andrew III of Hungary. After him are King Elah, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Alfonso II of Aragon, Amenmesse, and Zhengde Emperor.

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Among people born in 1944, Rafic Hariri ranks 34Before him are Dietrich Mateschitz, Helmut Berger, Rem Koolhaas, Alan Parker, Ibrahim Rugova, and Robert Kardashian. After him are Jairzinho, Angela Davis, Sebastião Salgado, Tony Scott, Gennady Zyuganov, and Vojislav Koštunica. Among people deceased in 2005, Rafic Hariri ranks 18Before him are Rinus Michels, Pat Morita, Zhao Ziyang, Saul Bellow, Aslan Maskhadov, and Omar Sívori. After him are Kenzō Tange, Zdzisław Beksiński, Hans Bethe, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Jack Kilby, and James Callaghan.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Rafic Hariri ranks 15 out of 138Before him are Michel Aoun (1935), Pope Constantine (664), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Pope Sisinnius (650), Fairuz (1935), and Christina of Bolsena (210). After him are Amin Maalouf (1949), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), Hiram I (-1000), Rashid Rida (1865), Bachir Gemayel (1947), and Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Rafic Hariri ranks 5Before him are Dido (-879), Severus Alexander (208), Ahab (-900), and Michel Aoun (1935). After him are Hiram I (-1000), Bachir Gemayel (1947), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Amine Gemayel (1942), Najib Mikati (1955), and Michel Suleiman (1948).