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Damascus, Syria

LOCATION

Population:
2,000,000

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bashar al-Assad
Head of State
11-Sep-1965   President of Syria
Damascius
Philosopher
480 AD ? Last Neoplatonist philosopher
John of Damascus
Religion
c. 676 AD 4-Dec-749 AD Early scholastic church father

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hafez al-Assad
Head of State
6-Oct-1930 10-Jun-2000 President of Syria, 1971-2000
Ibn Al-Baitar
Botanist
c. 1197 c. 1248 Muslim botanist and pharmacist
Naaman Belkind
Spy
1889 16-Dec-1917 Israeli spy
Henry Thomas Buckle
Historian
24-Nov-1821 29-May-1862 History of Civilisation in England
Eli Cohen
Spy
26-Dec-1924 18-May-1965 Israel's greatest spy
Imad Fayez Mugniyah
Terrorist
7-Dec-1962 12-Feb-2008 Hezbollah International terror wing
Saladin
Royalty
c. 1137 4-Mar-1193 Retook Jerusalem in 1187



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