Salah al-Din al-Bitar

1912 - 1980

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Salah al-Din al-Bitar (Arabic: صلاح الدين البيطار;‎ 1 January 1912 – 21 July 1980) was a Syrian politician who co-founded the Arab Ba'ath Party with Michel Aflaq in the early 1940s. As students in Paris in the early 1930s, the two formulated a doctrine that combined aspects of nationalism and socialism. Bitar later served as prime minister in several early Ba'athist governments in Syria but became alienated from the party as it grew more radical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salah al-Din al-Bitar has received more than 201,306 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Salah al-Din al-Bitar is the 8,034th most popular politician (up from 8,523rd in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Syria (down from 80th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Syrian Politician.

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Among politicians, Salah al-Din al-Bitar ranks 8,034 out of 15,710Before him are Ivo Sanader, Canaan Banana, Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg, Faina Ranevskaya, He Dan Jia, and Gulzarilal Nanda. After him are Carl Adolph Agardh, Ali Bongo Ondimba, Miklós Németh, Clotilde, Damat Ferid Pasha, and Huzziya II.

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Among people born in 1912, Salah al-Din al-Bitar ranks 121Before him are Kaneto Shindo, Günther Lützow, Feroze Gandhi, Charles Addams, Igor Markevitch, and Jean Françaix. After him are Jacques Bergier, Barbara Hutton, Naoto Tajima, Khertek Anchimaa-Toka, John Cheever, and Josef Blösche. Among people deceased in 1980, Salah al-Din al-Bitar ranks 98Before him are Mohammed Rafi, Alexander Mach, Hiroshi Inagaki, Celia Sánchez, Barbara O'Neil, and Toyen. After him are Franco Basaglia, Yahya Khan, William Tolbert, Erich Hückel, Hellmuth Walter, and Katia Mann.

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Among people born in Syria, Salah al-Din al-Bitar ranks 86 out of 158Before him are Al-Qa'im (893), Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan (1080), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), Duqaq (1100), Adib Shishakli (1909), and Mariam al-Asturlabi (950). After him are Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik (685), John Moschus (550), Gaius Julius Priscus (250), Ignatius Moses I Daoud (1930), Tiridates II of Parthia (-100), and Michael Ansara (1922).


Among politicians born in Syria, Salah al-Din al-Bitar ranks 40Before him are Salah Jadid (1926), Shukri al-Quwatli (1891), Al-Qa'im (893), Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan (1080), Duqaq (1100), and Adib Shishakli (1909). After him are Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik (685), Gaius Julius Priscus (250), Tiridates II of Parthia (-100), Salih Muslim (1951), Husni al-Za'im (1897), and Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170).