Kamal Jumblatt; (December 6, 1917 – March 16, 1977) was an important Lebanese politician. He was the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War until his assassination in 1977. He is the father of the present Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt.
Shakib Arslan was a Druze prince from Lebanon who was known as Amir al-Bayān (Arabic for "Prince of Eloquence") because in addition to being a politician, he was also an influential writer, poet and historian, among other things. Influenced by the ideas of al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh, Arslan became a strong supporter of the Pan-Islamic policies of Abdul Hamid.
Marwan Hamadeh (born September 11, 1939) is the former Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications. He has also held the positions of Minister of the Economy and Trade, Minister of Tourism, and Minister of Health. Hamadeh was injured in a car bomb explosion on October 1, 2004 that killed his driver and injured his bodyguard . The blast is considered to have been the beginning of series of assassinations of Lebanese politicians and journalists supposedly ordered by Syrian officials.
L’Emir Majid Toufic Arslan (born February 1908 in Shoueifat, Lebanon — died September 18, 1983 in Khaldeh, south of Beirut) was the son of L’Emir Toufic Arslan who helped found Greater Lebanon in 1920. He had three brothers (Nouhad, Riad, Melhem) and a sister (Zahia). In 1932, he married his cousin, L’Emira Lamiss Shehab. She bore him two sons: Toufic (1935 — 2003) and Fayssal (born 1941). In 1956, after his first wife’s death, Prince Majid remarried Princess Khawla Jumblatt.
Fouad Jumblatt (فؤاد جنبلاط in Arabic) was a powerful director of the Chouf District in Lebanon. He was the father of Kamal Jumblatt, and grandfather of the current Druze political leader, Walid Jumblatt. He was assassinated on August 6, 1921.
Nabil Kanso is a Lebanese-American painter born in Beirut, Lebanon. His works deal with contemporary, historical and literary themes, and are marked by figurative imagery executed with spontaneous and vigorous handling of the paint and often done on large-scale formats. They reflect movement and tension embodying intense colors and symbolic forms addressing social, political, and war issues.
Wael Abou Faour is a Lebanese politician, representing the Druze Progressive Socialist Party in West Bekaa riding. He is known as an outspoken critic of Hezbollah, as well as Syrian and Iran interference in Lebanon. He has accused Syria of assassinating the anti-Syrian politicians to undermine the upcoming Presidential vote and to intimidate other politicians of being anti-Syrian.
Prince Talal Arslan is a Lebanese politician and the head of the mostly Druze Lebanese Democratic Party. He was born in Choueifat to the late Druze leader L'Emir Magid Arslan. His Highness has a bachelor's degree in political science from George Washington University and a master's degree from the American University of Beirut. He served as the deputy of the Aley District in 1991, 1992, 1996 and 2000.
Samir Kuntar is a Lebanese Druze murderer and a former member of the Palestine Liberation Front. On April 22, 1979, at the age of 16, he participated in the attempted kidnapping of an Israeli family in Nahariya that resulted in the deaths of four Israelis and two of his fellow kidnappers.
Sami Makarem (born April 14, 1931) is a Lebanese scholar, writer, poet and artist; he was born in the village of Aitat in Aley district and is best known for his academic contributions in the fields of Islamic studies, Sufism, and Islamic history.
Saleh al Aridi (1957 - 10 September 2008) was a Lebanese politician. A Druze member of the Lebanese Democratic Party, Aridi was killed in a car bomb attack near his house in the village of Baysour, located in the Aley District of Mount Lebanon.
Nadia Tueni (1935-1983) (spelled in French Tuéni) was a Lebanese, Francophone poet and author of numerous volumes of poetry. Nadia Tueni was born in Baakline, Lebanon in 1935. Born to a Lebanese Druze father, Mohamed Ali Hamade, who was a diplomat and writer, and a French mother, Tueni grew up bilingual. Tueni was the wife of Ghassan Tueni, the publisher of Annahar and doyen of the Lebanese press. Her son was journalist and politician, Gebran Tueni who was assassinated in 2005.