Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad Rank
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About Hafez al-Assad
Hafez al-Assad was a Syrian politician, statesman and air force officer who served as Prime Minister of Syria from 1970 to 1971 after seizing power in a coup. He went on to serve as President of Syria from 1971 until his death in 2000. His long rule saw Syria enjoy stability and become one of the most powerful nations in the Middle East. His son Bashar al-Assad succeeded him as president upon his demise in 2000.
He was the ninth son of his father Ali Sulayman al-Assad. In 1957, he got married to Anisa Makhlouf, with whom he fathered five children including Bassel and Bashar al-Assad.
In 1994, his eldest son Bassel al-Assad, who was expected to succeed him, died tragically in a car accident. He was 31.
He survived several attempts on his life.
He exiled his younger brother Rifaat al-Assad from Syria after he tried seizing power from him.
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Hafez al-Assad's Popularity
Hafez al-Assad was a famous Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria, who was born on October 6, 1930. As a person born on this date, Hafez al-Assad is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (October 6) and the 45th most popular for the year (1930).
People born on October 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Hafez al-Assad is the 713th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Hafez al-Assad's birthday, Hafez al-Assad is the 2nd most famous Syrian.
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