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Famous Lebanese

Lebanon's Information

Flag of Lebanon
Land Area 10,230 km2
Water Area 170 km2
Total Area 10,400km2 (#161)
Population 6,237,738 (#107)
Population Density 609.75/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $85.16 Billion
GDP Per Capita $18,500
Currency Pound (LBP)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Maroun Abboud poet, writer
  • Cyrine Abdelnour singer, actress
  • Roger Achkar author, engineer, painter, musician
  • Reem Acra fashion designer
  • Said Akl poet, writer, playwright
  • Michel Aoun former prime minister, former acting president
  • Philippe Aractingi filmmaker
  • Emir Majid Arslan II independence figure
  • Prince Talal Arslan politician
  • Kamel Asaad politician
  • Ramy Ayach singer, songwriter, composer
  • Abdel Rahman El Bacha pianist, composer
  • Maroun Bagdadi film director
  • Samir Bannout bodybuilder
  • Gebran Bassil politician
  • Khalil Beschir auto racer
  • Julia Boutros singer
  • Butrus al-Bustani writer, scholar
  • Camille Chamoun former president
  • Chaouki Chamoun painter
  • Dany Chamoun politician
  • Dory Chamoun politician
  • Charbel saint
  • Maxime Chaya sportsman, mountaineer, explorer
  • Fuad Chehab former president
  • May Chidiac television anchor, journalist
  • Zakaria Chihab wrestler
D - F
  • John Dolmayan musician
  • Charles Elachi astronomer
  • Elissa singer
  • Samir El-Khadem former commander Lebanese Naval Forces, author, historian
  • Rony Fahed basketball player
  • Fairuz singer
  • Issam Fares politician, former deputy prime minister
  • Myriam Fares singer, entertainer
  • Sonia Fares fashion designer
  • Moustafa Farroukh painter
  • Suleiman Frangieh former president
  • Sam Farha poker player
  • Suleiman Frangieh, Jr. politician
  • Tony Frangieh politician
  • Samir Geagea politician
  • Amine Gemayel former president
  • Bachir Gemayel politician, militia commander
  • Cesar Gemayel painter
  • Maurice Gemayel politician
  • Patrick Gemayel singer, composer
  • Pierre Gemayel politician
  • Pierre Amine Gemayel politician
  • Fawaz Gerges professor, author
  • Mohammed Ghaddar footballer
  • Marcel Ghanem journalist
  • Wartan Ghazarian footballer
  • Walid Gholmieh composer, musician
  • Khalil Gibran artist, author, philosopher, theologian
  • Azar Habib composer, singer
  • Darine Hadchiti singer
  • Diana Haddad singer
  • Amin al-Hafez former president
  • Ounsi e-Hajj poet
  • Rafic Hariri former president
  • Saad Rafiq Hariri former president
  • Ed Hatoum ice hockey player
  • Assi El Helani singer
  • Charles Helou former president
  • Amal Hijazi singer
  • Elias Peter Hoayek patriarch
  • Selim al-Hoss former president
  • Youssef Howayek sculptor, painter
  • Elias Hrawi former president of Lebanon
J - K
  • Wael Jassar singer
  • Kamel Jumblatt politician
  • Walid Jumblatt politician
  • Jean Kahwaji army commander
  • Fares Karam singer
  • Leila Karam actress
  • Najwa Karam singer
  • Omar Karami former prime minister
  • Rashid Karami former prime minister
  • Mario Kassar filmmaker
  • Salwa Al Katrib singer
  • Alek Keshishian filmmaker
  • Michel Emile Kfoury "Wael Kfoury" singer, songwriter, musician
  • Marcel Khalife composer, singer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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