900 BC - 852 BC

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Ahab (Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: 'Aẖ'av, Tiberian: ʼAḥʼāḇ; Akkadian: 𒀀𒄩𒀊𒁍 Aḫâbbu [a-ḫa-ab-bu]; Koinē Greek: Ἀχαάβ Achaáb; Latin: Achab) was the seventh king of Israel, the son and successor of King Omri and the husband of Jezebel of Sidon, according to the Hebrew Bible.[1 Kings 16:29-34] The Hebrew Bible presents Ahab as a wicked king, particularly for condoning Jezebel's influence on religious policies and his principal role behind Naboth's arbitrary execution. The existence of Ahab is historically supported outside the Bible. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahab has received more than 1,062,695 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Ahab is the 680th most popular politician (up from 685th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Lebanese Politician.

Ahab is most famous for being the protagonist in Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick.

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Among politicians, Ahab ranks 680 out of 15,710Before him are Felix Dzerzhinsky, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IX of Sweden, Ladislaus the Posthumous, Boris III of Bulgaria, and Kurt Waldheim. After him are John Zápolya, Yaroslav the Wise, Henry III of England, Józef Piłsudski, Marwan I, and Abd al-Rahman I.

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Among people born in 900 BC, Ahab ranks 2Before him is Elisha. After him are Athaliah, Shalmaneser III, Jehu, Jehoram of Judah, Uzziah, Ahaziah of Judah, Menua, Jehoash of Israel, Shammuramat, and Jehoahaz of Israel. Among people deceased in 852 BC, Ahab ranks 1

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Ahab ranks 6 out of 119Before him are Saint Barbara (300), Dido (-879), Khalil Gibran (1883), Severus Alexander (208), and Michel Aoun (1935). After him are Keanu Reeves (1964), Porphyry (233), Rafic Hariri (1944), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), and Fairuz (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Ahab ranks 4Before him are Dido (-879), Severus Alexander (208), and Michel Aoun (1935). After him are Rafic Hariri (1944), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hiram I (-1000), Bachir Gemayel (1947), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Michel Suleiman (1948), Amine Gemayel (1942), and Camille Chamoun (1900).