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Syria ranks 885th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Ulaanbaatar, Allahabad, and Drammen. Memorable people born in Syria include John Climacus, Pope Sisinnius, and Musa ibn Nusayr. Memorable people who died in Syria include Bartholomew the Apostle, Antiochus I Soter, and Al-Nawawi. 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 Western Asian country located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is a unitary republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions), and is bordered 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. Cyprus lies to the west across the Mediterranean Sea. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Albanians and Greeks. Religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Alawites, Druze, and Yazidis. The capital and largest city of Syria is Damascus. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Muslims are the largest religious group. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 286 BC and 1984, Syria was the birth place of 12 globally memorable people, including John Climacus, Pope Sisinnius, and Musa ibn Nusayr. Additionaly, 14 globally memorable people have passed away in Syria including Bartholomew the Apostle, Antiochus I Soter, and Al-Nawawi. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Syria than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Syria were religious figures (5), politicians (3), writers (1), actors (1), and social activists (1),  while most who died were politicians (6), religious figures (3), writers (2), lawyers (1), and philosophers (1).

Over the past 100 years, religious figures have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Syria, including Ignatius Moses I Daoud. Whereas, throughout history, religious figures have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Syria, including John Climacus, Pope Sisinnius, and Maron.

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