Dik Al-Jin (777-849)

Dik Al-Jin (777-849)

Abd al-Salam Ibn Raghban is from the Arabic tribe Banu Taym and known by his nickname "Dik al-Jin" which implies "a gin in human form".....

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Hashim Al-Attasi “Father of the Republic” (1875 – 1960)

Hashim Al-Attasi “Father of the Republic” (1875 – 1960)

Born in Homs city in an educated and religious environment. He received his elementary and high school education there and then moved to The Royal School in Astana,.....

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Joseph Taraboulsi (portraitist of celebrities)

Joseph Taraboulsi (portraitist of celebrities)

He was born in Homs 1907 and studied in the Orthodox Scientific School. He moved to Lebanon with his father for five years, then moved back to Homs in 1919, where he got injured in an accident,...

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Julia Domna

Julia Domna

Julia Domna, the woman with an Arab descent, was born in 170 AD in Emissa – Homs now. She was the youngest daughter of Julius Bassianus,....

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Mary Abdu Shakra (1901 – 1987)

Mary Abdu Shakra (1901 – 1987)

She was born in the old city of Homs and received her early education in The National Evangelical School there, then she moved to Lebanon and attended The International School of Choueifat,...

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Na’em Al-Zahrawi (1927 – 2007)

Na’em Al-Zahrawi (1927 – 2007)

He studied the history of Arabic literature in Saint Joseph University in Beirut in 1952, and obtained a high degree in General Law and Political Economics from the Lebanese Academy in Beirut in 1954 and 1956 respectively......

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Najah al-Saati: the first Syrian and Arabic Pharmacist (1915 – 2016)

Najah al-Saati: the first Syrian and Arabic Pharmacist (1915 – 2016)

She was born in Homs in 1915 to an intellectual family. Her father is Adib al-Saati; the owner of  “Boy from the Orient” (Fata Ash-Sharq) newspaper which was shut down by the French.....

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Nasib Salibi (1923 - 1996)

Nasib Salibi (1923 - 1996)

Nasib Salibi was born in Homs. At the age of 25, he worked in the National Museum in Damascus with Michel Echocher on a project to renovate the Grand front part of al-Hayr palace “Qasr al-Hayr”.....

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Sami Al-Droubi (1921 - 1976)

Sami Al-Droubi (1921 - 1976)

Sami Musbah Al-Droubi was born in Homs. He was certified by the Teachers ‘Institute in Damascus and worked as a teacher there. In 1943, he was deployed to Egypt,...

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Subhi Shuaib (1919 - 1974)

Subhi Shuaib (1919 - 1974)

Born in Damascus and his talent was first recognized by artist Abdulhamid Abd Rabou. In 1929, he graduated from the Teachers’ Institute in Damascus and by 1933,...

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Abdul Mu'in Al-Mallouhi (1917 – 2006)

Abdul Mu'in Al-Mallouhi (1917 – 2006)

Al-Mallouhi was born in 1917 and raised in Homs. He graduated from the Teachers’ Institute in Damascus in 1942. In 1945, he graduated from Cairo University with a diploma in Arabic language....

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Abdul Karim Al Yafi (1991-2008)

Abdul Karim Al Yafi (1991-2008)

Born and received his education in Homs by its Imams in the fields of Quran, Hadith Sharif and language until he graduated from high school (Math department) and joined the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University. ....

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