Rafic Hariri

1944 - 2005

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Rafic Bahaa El Deen Al Hariri (Arabic: رفيق بهاء الدين الحريري‎; Arabic pronunciation: [rafiːq al ħariːriː] 1 November 1944 – 14 February 2005) was a Lebanese business tycoon and politician who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation on 20 October 2004 (2004-10-20). 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 935,278 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Rafic Hariri is the 1,046th most popular politician (up from 2,467th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Lebanon (up from 10th 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 1,046 out of 15,710Before him are Andronikos I Komnenos, Cassander, Theophilos, Maurice, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, and Letizia Ramolino. After him are Calvin Coolidge, Leo V the Armenian, Hua Guofeng, Alexander Kolchak, Decebalus, and Onan.

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Among people born in 1944, Rafic Hariri ranks 17Before him are Rutger Hauer, Alexander Van der Bellen, Geraldine Chaplin, Alan Parker, Ernő Rubik, and Reinhold Messner. After him are Joe Frazier, Sepp Maier, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Kardashian, Carlos Alberto Torres, and Omar al-Bashir. Among people deceased in 2005, Rafic Hariri ranks 11Before him are Rinus Michels, Peter Drucker, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Arthur Miller, Paul Ricœur, and Claude Simon. After him are Simon Wiesenthal, Saul Bellow, Zhao Ziyang, Jack Kilby, Sister Lúcia, and Omar Sívori.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Rafic Hariri ranks 9 out of 119Before him are Khalil Gibran (1883), Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), Ahab (-900), Keanu Reeves (1964), and Porphyry (233). After him are Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), Fairuz (1935), Ulpian (170), Amin Maalouf (1949), and Émile Lahoud (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Rafic Hariri ranks 5Before him are Dido (-879), Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), and Ahab (-900). After him are Émile Lahoud (1936), Hiram I (-1000), Bachir Gemayel (1947), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Michel Suleiman (1948), Amine Gemayel (1942), and Camille Chamoun (1900).