Gemayel family

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Gemayel /ʒəmˈɛl/ is the name of a prominent Lebanese Maronite family based in Bikfaya, Lebanon. Transliterated Arabic is Jumayyil.

Prominent members include:

  • Philip Gemayel, Maronite patriarch from 1795 to 1796
  • Pierre Gemayel (1905–1984), Lebanese political leader and founder of the Kataeb Party
  • Maurice Gemayel (1910–1970), Member of Parliament, brother-in-law of Pierre Gemayel
  • Amine Gemayel (born 1942), President of Lebanon from 1982 to 1988, son of Pierre Gemayel
  • Joyce Gemayel former First Lady of Lebanon, Amine Gemayel's wife
  • Pierre Amine Gemayel (1972–2006), Lebanese politician, son of Amine Gemayel
  • Samy Gemayel (born 1980), Lebanese politician, son of Amine Gemayel and brother of Pierre Amine Gemayel
  • Bachir Gemayel (1947–1982), son of Pierre Gemayel and Lebanese military commander, politician and president-elect
  • Solange Gemayel (born 1949), former First Lady of Lebanon, widow of former President-elect Bachir Gemayel and was a Member of Parliament from 2005 to 2009
  • Nadim Gemayel (born 1982), Lebanese politician, son of Bachir Gemayel
  • Boutros Gemayel Archbishop of Cipro, Cyprus