List of Famous People Born in Iraq

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital and largest city is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Chaldaeans, Yazidis, Shabakis, Armenians, Mandaeans, Circassians, Sabians and Kawliya. Around 99% of the country's 38 million citizens are Muslims, with small minorities of Christians, Yarsans, Yezidis and Mandeans also present. The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.

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1. Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein
Male. Iraqi politician and President
First Name: Saddam
Born on April 28, 1937
Died on December 30, 2006 (aged 69)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0
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2. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
إبراهيم عوَّاد إبراهيم علي البدري السامرَّائي

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Male. leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
First Name: Abu
Last Name: Al-Baghdadi
Born on July 28, 1971
Died on October 27, 2019 (aged 48)
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3. Saladin
يُوسُف بن أيوب بن شاذي بن مروان بن يعقوب الدُويني التكريتي

Saladin
Male. Muslim leader. First Sultan of Egypt and Syria, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty
Born on November 30, 1137
Died on March 4, 1193 (aged 55)

4. Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid
Female. Iraqi-British architect
First Name: Zaha
Last Name: Hadid
Born on October 31, 1950
Died on March 31, 2016 (aged 65)

5. Nadhim Zahawi

Nadhim Zahawi
Male. British politician
First Name: Nadhim
Born on June 2, 1967 (age 55)
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6. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

Mustafa Al-Kadhimi
Male. Iraqi politician
First Name: Mustafa
Last Name: Al-Kadhimi
Born on November 30, 1966 (age 55)
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7. Al-Mutanabbi
أبو الطيِّب أحمد بن الحُسين بن الحسن بن عبد الصَّمد الجعفي الكندي الكُوفي

Al-Mutanabbi
Male. Iraqi poet from the Abbasid era
Born on November 30, 0919
Died on September 23, 0965 (aged 45)

8. Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Male. Scholar, theologian
First Name: Ahmad
Last Name: Hanbal
Born on November 30, 0780
Died on August 2, 0855 (aged 74)

9. Abū Ḥanīfa

Abū Ḥanīfa
Male. Founder of Hanafi school of thought
First Name: Abū
Last Name: Ḥanīfa
Born on September 5, 0699
Died on June 18, 0767 (aged 67)

10. Dar Salim

Dar Salim
Male. Danish actor
First Name: Dar
Last Name: Salim
Born on August 18, 1977 (age 45)
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11. Ibn al-Haytham

Ibn al-Haytham
Male. Arab physicist, mathematician and astronomer
First Name: Ibn
Born on November 30, 0964
Died on January 1, 1039 (aged 74)

12. Abu Azrael

Abu Azrael
Male. Iraqi militia commander
First Name: Abu
Last Name: Azrael
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13. Uday Hussein

Uday Hussein
Male. son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein
First Name: Uday
Died on July 22, 2003 (aged 33)
Height: 198 cm | 6'6

14. Al-Jahiz

Al-Jahiz
Male. Arabic writer
Born on January 1, 0775
Died on January 1, 0868 (aged 93)

15. Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
جمال جعفر محمد علي آل إبراهيم

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
Male. Iraqi politician and militia commander
First Name: Abu
Last Name: Al-Muhandis
Born on November 16, 1954
Died on January 3, 2020 (aged 65)

16. مقتدى الارهابي

مقتدى الارهابي
Male. Iraqi politician
First Name: مقتدى
Last Name: الارهابي
Born on August 12, 1973 (age 49)

17. Souad Abdullah

Souad Abdullah
Female. Iraqالعراق البصره
First Name: Souad
Born on November 17, 1950 (age 71)
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18. Majid al-Muhandis

Majid al-Muhandis
Male. Iraqi-Saudi Arabian singer
First Name: Majid
Last Name: Al-Muhandis
Born on October 25, 1971 (age 50)
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19. Mohammed Ghani Hikmat

Mohammed Ghani Hikmat
Male. sculptor
First Name: Mohammed
Last Name: Hikmat
Born on April 20, 1929
Died on September 12, 2011 (aged 82)

20. Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi

Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi
Male. Iraqi lexicographer, philologist and poet
First Name: Al-Khalil
Born on January 1, 0718
Died on November 1, 0790 (aged 72)
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