List of people from Damascus
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- Abd ar-Rahman I - founder of Omayyad dynasty in Cordoba
- Ananias - one of the Seventy Disciples
- Apollodorus of Damascus - Syrian architect
- Damascius - Byzantine philosopher
- Israel ben Moses Najara - poet, Kaballist and rabbi
- John of Damascus - Christian monk
- Nicolaus of Damascus - historian and philosopher
- Shams al-Din al-Ansari al-Dimashqi - Medieval Arab geographer
- Sophronius - Patriarch of Jerusalem
- Avraham Abaas - Israeli politician, member of the Knesset
- Michel Aflaq - political thinker and co-founder of the Baath Party
- Khalid al-Azm - former prime minister of Syria 
- Salah al-Din al-Bitar - political thinker and co-founder of the Baath Party
- Shukri al-Quwatli - former Syrian president and co-founder of the United Arab Republic
- Ghada al-Samman - novelist
- Ikram Antaki - Mexican writer
- Eli Cohen - Israeli spy
- Hanin Elias - member of punk rock band Atari Teenage Riot
- Sam Hamad - Quebec politician
- Izzat Husrieh - journalist and founder of the Syrian labor union
- Abu Khalil Qabbani - Syrian playwright, considered the founder of Syrian theater
- Nizar Qabbani - poet
- Eliyahu Sasson - Israeli politician and minister
- Rafik Schami - Syrian-German author
- Yasser Seirawan - chess player
- Zakaria Tamer - writer
- Soraya Tarzi - Queen of Afghanistan
- Samuel Vital - Kabalist
- Muna Wassef - actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador
- Constantin Zureiq - academic intellectual and Arab nationalist
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