List of Famous people born in Iraq

Saddam Hussein

First Name Saddam
Born on April 28, 1937
Died on December 30, 2006 (aged 69)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was an Iraqi politician who served as the fifth President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization, the Iraqi Ba'ath Party—which espoused Ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to power in Iraq.

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

إبراهيم عوَّاد إبراهيم علي البدري السامرَّائي
First Name Abu
Last Name Al-Baghdadi
Born on July 28, 1971
Died on October 27, 2019 (aged 48)

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai, was an Iraqi terrorist and the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from 2014 until his death.

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يُوسُف بن أيوب بن شاذي بن مروان بن يعقوب الدُويني التكريتي
Born on November 30, 1137
Died on March 4, 1193 (aged 55)

Al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, better known simply as Salah ad-Din or Saladin (;), was a Sunni Kurd and the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Saladin led the Muslim military campaign against the Crusader states in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate spanned Egypt, Syria, the Jazira, the Hejaz, Yemen, parts of western North Africa, and Nubia.

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Zaha Hadid

زها محمد حسين حديد
First Name Zaha
Last Name Hadid
Born on October 31, 1950
Died on March 31, 2016 (aged 65)

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was a British Iraqi architect, artist and designer, recognised as a major figure in architecture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Hadid studied mathematics as an undergraduate and then enrolled at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1972. In search of an alternative system to traditional architectural drawing, and influenced by Suprematism and the Russian avant-garde, Hadid adopted painting as a design tool and abstraction as an investigative principle to "reinvestigate the aborted and untested experiments of Modernism [...] to unveil new fields of building."

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Nadhim Zahawi

First Name Nadhim
Born on June 2, 1967 (age 57)

Nadhim Zahawi is an Iraqi-born British politician who has served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Industry since 2019 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment since 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010.

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Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

First Name Mustafa
Last Name Al-Kadhimi
Born on November 30, 1966 (age 57)

Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, alternatively spelt Mustafa Al-Kadhimiy, is an Iraqi–British politician, diplomat and bureaucrat currently serving as the Prime Minister of Iraq since May 2020. Kadhimi is also the 43rd prime minister since the country's independence in 1932 and the fourth overall under the 2005 constitution.

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أبو الطيِّب أحمد بن الحُسين بن الحسن بن عبد الصَّمد الجعفي الكندي الكُوفي
Died on September 23, 0965

Abū al-Ṭayyib Aḥmad ibn Al-Ḥusayn Al-Mutanabbī Al-Kindī from al-Kūfah, Iraq, was a famous ‘Abbāsid Arab poet at the court of Sayf al-Dawla in Aleppo, and for whom he composed 300 folios of poetry. As one of the greatest, most prominent and influential poets in the Arabic language, much of his work has been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. His poetry largely revolves around praising the kings he visited during his lifetime. He started writing poetry when he was nine years old. He is well known for his sharp intelligence and wittiness. Al-Mutanabbi had great pride in himself through his poetry. Among the topics he discussed were courage, the philosophy of life, and the description of battles. Many of his poems were and still are widely spread in today's Arab world and are considered to be proverbial. His great talent brought him very close to many leaders of his time. He praised those leaders and kings in return for money and gifts. His poetic style earned him great popularity in his time.

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Ahmad ibn Hanbal

First Name Ahmad
Last Name Hanbal
Died on August 2, 0855

Abū ʿAbdillāh Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥanbal Ash-Shaybānī, often referred to as Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal or Ibn Ḥanbal for short, was an Arab Muslim jurist, theologian, ascetic, hadith traditionist, and founder of the Hanbali school of Sunni jurisprudence — one of the four major orthodox legal schools of Sunni Islam.

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Abū Ḥanīfa

النُّعْمَانِ بْنِ ثَابِتٍ بْنِ مَرْزُبَان الكُوفِيّ التَّيْمِيّ بِالْوَلَاء
First Name Abū
Last Name Ḥanīfa
Died on June 18, 0767

Abū Ḥanīfa al-Nuʿmān b. Thābit b. Zūṭā b. Marzubān, known as Abū Ḥanīfa for short, or reverently as Imam Abū Ḥanīfa by Sunni Muslims, was an 8th-century Sunni Muslim theologian and jurist of Persian origin, who became the eponymous founder of the Hanafi school of Sunni jurisprudence, which has remained the most widely practiced law school in the Sunni tradition, predominates in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Persia, Balkans, Russia, Chechnya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Muslims in India, Turkey, and some parts of the Arab world.

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Dar Salim

First Name Dar
Last Name Salim
Born on August 18, 1977 (age 46)

Dar Salim is a Danish actor. He received a Bodil Award nomination in the category Best Actor for the film Go With Peace, Jamil in 2008.

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