Tariq Aziz

1936 - 2015

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Tariq Aziz (Arabic: طارق عزيز‎ Ṭāriq ʿAzīz, 28 April 1936 – 5 June 2015) was Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister (1979–2003) and Foreign Minister (1983–1991) 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 an ethnic Assyrian, 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 744,173 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Tariq Aziz is the 2,292nd most popular politician (down from 2,154th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 58th 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 2,292 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Go-Momozono, Marcelo Caetano, Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, Alexander Jagiellon, Senusret II, and Fausta. After him are Peter II of Portugal, Jephthah, Milada Horáková, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Kęstutis, and Nogai Khan.

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Among people born in 1936, Tariq Aziz ranks 39Before him are Burt Reynolds, Zubin Mehta, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Margaret Hamilton, and Virna Lisi. After him are Benedict Anderson, Steve Reich, Don Cherry, Choummaly Sayasone, Kris Kristofferson, and Yasuo Fukuda. Among people deceased in 2015, Tariq Aziz ranks 36Before him are Colleen McCullough, Eduardo Galeano, Douglass North, Zito, Wes Craven, and Alcides Ghiggia. After him are Günter Schabowski, Benedict Anderson, Yves Chauvin, Frei Otto, Pierre Brice, and Charles H. Townes.

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Among people born in Iraq, Tariq Aziz ranks 59 out of 300Before him are Berossus (-400), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Ziryab (789), Mustafa Barzani (1903), Junayd of Baghdad (830), and Tiglath-Pileser III (-755). After him are Al-Amin (787), Ibn Hisham (701), Lugal-zage-si (-2360), Shalmaneser I (-1400), Fuad Masum (1938), and Hillel the Elder (-110).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Tariq Aziz ranks 31Before him are Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200), Al-Mutawakkil (822), Al-Musta'sim (1213), Šuppiluliuma I (-1344), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), and Tiglath-Pileser III (-755). After him are Al-Amin (787), Lugal-zage-si (-2360), Shalmaneser I (-1400), Fuad Masum (1938), Sargon I (-1900), and Shamshi-Adad I (-1860).