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Tariq Aziz

1936 - 2015

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Tariq Aziz (Arabic: طارق عزيز Ṭāriq ʿAzīz, 28 April 1936 – 5 June 2015) was an Iraqi politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and a close advisor of President Saddam Hussein. Their association began in the 1950s when both were activists for the then-banned Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party. He was both an Arab nationalist and a member of the Chaldean Catholic Church.Because of security concerns, Saddam rarely left Iraq, so Aziz would often represent Iraq at high-level diplomatic summits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tariq Aziz has received more than 1,037,725 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Tariq Aziz is the 2,169th most popular politician (up from 2,289th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 59th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Iraqi Politician.

Tariq Aziz is most famous for being the foreign minister of Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

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Among politicians, Tariq Aziz ranks 2,169 out of 15,577Before him are Qutuz, Volodymyr Zelensky, Vitiges, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Töregene Khatun, and King Zhou of Shang. After him are Muhammad I Tapar, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Kiya, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Blanche I of Navarre, and Edith Frank.

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Among people born in 1936, Tariq Aziz ranks 34Before him are Ismail Kadare, Aga Khan IV, Virna Lisi, Michael Landon, Burt Reynolds, and Buddy Holly. After him are Albert Finney, Roy Orbison, Margaret Hamilton, Bill Wyman, Georges Perec, and Steve Reich. Among people deceased in 2015, Tariq Aziz ranks 30Before him are Otto Carius, Kenan Evren, Maya Plisetskaya, Eduardo Galeano, Val Logsdon Fitch, and Douglass North. After him are Manoel de Oliveira, Wes Craven, Oliver Sacks, Yves Chauvin, James Last, and Charles H. Townes.

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Among people born in Iraq, Tariq Aziz ranks 58 out of 338Before him are Mustafa Barzani (1903), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), and Ali Hassan al-Majid (1941). After him are Fuad Masum (1938), Lugal-zage-si (-2360), Shalmaneser I (-1400), Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), Al-Mutawakkil (822), and Al-Amin (787).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Tariq Aziz ranks 31Before him are Al-Musta'sim (1213), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), and Ashurnasirpal II (-1000). After him are Fuad Masum (1938), Lugal-zage-si (-2360), Shalmaneser I (-1400), Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), Al-Mutawakkil (822), and Al-Amin (787).