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Syria ranks 937th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Yokkaichi, Logroño, and Davenport, Iowa. Memorable people born in Syria include John Climacus, Antiochus II Theos, and Al-Walid II. Memorable people who died in Syria include Bartholomew the Apostle, Ptolemy VI Philometor, and Antiochus I Soter. Syria has been the birth place of many religious figures, and politicians and the death place of many politicians, and religious figures. Syria is located in Syria.

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in West Asia located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, Jordan to the south, and Israel and Lebanon to the southwest. It is a republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions). A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Circassians, Armenians, Albanians, Greeks, and Chechens. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, and Druze. The capital and largest city is Damascus. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunni Muslims are the largest religious group. Syria is now the only country that is governed by Ba'athists, who advocate Arab socialism and Arab nationalism. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 286 BC and 1997, Syria was the birth place of 16 globally memorable people, including John Climacus, Antiochus II Theos, and Al-Walid II. Additionaly, 16 globally memorable people have passed away in Syria including Bartholomew the Apostle, Ptolemy VI Philometor, and Antiochus I Soter.

People Born in Syria

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People Deceased in Syria

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Syria were religious figures (5), politicians (5), social activists (2), writers (1), and actors (1),  while most who died were politicians (8), religious figures (5), philosophers (1), writers (1), and engineers (1).

Over the past 100 years, social activists have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Syria, including Razan Zaitouneh, and Maryam al-Khawaja. Whereas, throughout history, religious figures have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Syria, including John Climacus, Maron, and Ignatius Moses I Daoud.

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Overlapping Lives

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in Syria since 1700.