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Hafez al-Assad

Hafez al-AssadBorn: 6-Oct-1930
Birthplace: Qardaha, Syria
Died: 10-Jun-2000
Location of death: Damascus, Syria
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Na'asah Mosque, Qardaha, Syria

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Syria
Executive summary: President of Syria, 1971-2000

Military service: Syrian Air Force

[1] Alawite Muslim.

Brother: Rifaat al-Assad
Brother: Jamil al-Assad (politician, b. 1933)
Wife: Anissa Makhloof (until his death, one daughter, four sons)
Son: Basil al-Assad (b. 1959, d. 1994 automobile accident)
Bashar al-Assad (President of Syria, b. 11-Sep-1965)
Son: Majd al-Assad (electrical engineer)
Son: Maher al-Assad (military, b. 1968)
Daughter: Bushra al-Assad (pharmacist)

    University: Syrian Military Academy

    President of Syria 22-Feb-1971 to 10-Jun-2000
    Prime Minister of Syria 21-Nov-1970 to 3-Apr-1971
    Syrian Minister Defense (1966-70)
    Traveled to the USSR Sep-1972
    Heart Attack Nov-1983
    Traveled to the USSR Oct-1984
    Prostate Surgery Jan-1997

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