Assad Assad

22 May 1920–9 May 1986 (Age 66)
Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

The Life of Assad

When Assad Assad was born on 22 May 1920, in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, his father, Michael Joseph Assad, was 30 and his mother, Kate Keyrouz, was 19. He married Nora Magdalena Deeb about 1945, in South Africa. He died on 9 May 1986, in his hometown, at the age of 65.

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Assad Assad
Nora Magdalena Deeb
Marriage: about 1945

Spouse and Children

about 1945
South Africa

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Joseph Assad





World Events (8)


Age 2

Communist Party of South Africa established (after 1953, the South African Communist Party).

Age 3

Natives Urban Areas Act authorizes segregation in urban areas. South African Indian Congress established. South African Native National Congress becomes African National Congress (ANC).

Age 19

South Africa supports Allies in World War II.

Name Meaning

Muslim:1. from an Arabic personal name, As῾ad ‘happiest’, ‘luckiest’, a superlative adjective derived from sa῾īda ‘to be lucky or happy’. Compare Said . 2. nickname or ornamental name from Arabic asad ‘lion’. This was adopted as a surname by Ḥafez̳ al-Assad ( 1928–2000 ), president of Syria from 1971 until his death.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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