Famous People From Syria

List of famous people from Syria, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Syria, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Syria you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Syria, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Syria?" or "Which celebrities were born in Syria?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Hafez al-Assad
    Dec. at 69 (1930-2000)
    • Birthplace: Qardaha, Syria
    Hafez al-Assad (Arabic: حافظ الأسد‎ Ḥāfiẓ al-ʾAsad, Levantine Arabic: [ˈħaːfezˤ elˈʔasad], Modern Standard Arabic: [ħaːfɪðˤ al'ʔasad]; 6 October 1930 – 10 June 2000) was a Syrian politician who ...more
  • Adib Shishakli
    Dec. at 55 (1909-1964)
    • Birthplace: Hama, Syria
    Adib Bin Hassan Al-Shishakli (Arabic: أديب بن حسن الشيشكلي‎, 1909 – 27 September 1964) was a Syrian military leader and President of Syria (1953–54).
  • Ali Ahmad Said

    Ali Ahmad Said

    Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Al-Qassabin, Syria
    Ali Ahmad Said Esber (North Levantine: [ˈʕali ˈʔaħmad saˈʕiːd ˈʔesbeɾ]; born 1 January 1930), also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis (Arabic: أدونيس‎ [ʔadoːˈniːs]), is a Syrian poet, essayist ...more
    • Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
    Muhammed Ahmed Faris (Arabic: محمد أحمد فارس‎, Muḥammad ʾAḥmad Fāris; born 26 May 1951) is a Syrian military aviator. He was the first Syrian and the second Arab in space.
  • Sami al-Hinnawi
    Dec. at 52 (1898-1950)
    • Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
    Sami Hilmy al-Hinnawi (Arabic: محمد سامي حلمي الحناوي‎) (1898 – October 31, 1950) was a Syrian politician and military officer.
  • Pope Constantine (Latin: Constantinus; 664 – 9 April 715) was Bishop of Rome from 25 March 708 to his death in 715. With the exception of Antipope Constantine, he was the only pope to bear such a ...more