Ariel Sharon

1928 - 2014

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Ariel Sharon (Hebrew: אֲרִיאֵל שָׁרוֹן; IPA: [aʁiˈ(ʔ)el ʃaˈʁon] (listen); Ariʼēl Sharōn; also known by his diminutive Arik, אָרִיק‎, born Ariel Scheinermann, אֲרִיאֵל שַׁיינֶרְמָן‎; 26 February 1928 – 11 January 2014) was an Israeli general and politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel from March 2001 until April 2006.Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army from its creation in 1948. As a soldier and then an officer, he participated prominently in the 1948 Palestine war, becoming a platoon commander in the Alexandroni Brigade and taking part in many battles, including Operation Bin Nun Alef. He was an instrumental figure in the creation of Unit 101 and the reprisal operations, as well as in the 1956 Suez Crisis, the Six-Day War of 1967, the War of Attrition, and the Yom-Kippur War of 1973. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ariel Sharon has received more than 3,038,801 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia. Ariel Sharon is the 258th most popular politician (down from 181st in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Israel (down from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Israeli Politician.

Ariel Sharon was the Prime Minister of Israel from 2001 to 2006. He is most famous for his military career, where he was a tank commander during the Six-Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973.

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Among politicians, Ariel Sharon ranks 258 out of 15,710Before him are Georges Danton, Edward III of England, Edward I of England, Oleg of Novgorod, Leopold II of Belgium, and Georgy Zhukov. After him are Yuri Andropov, Theodore Roosevelt, Yitzhak Rabin, Charles XII of Sweden, Beatrix of the Netherlands, and Martin Bormann.

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Among people born in 1928, Ariel Sharon ranks 8Before him are Ennio Morricone, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Hosni Mubarak, John Forbes Nash Jr., and Noam Chomsky. After him are James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Philip K. Dick, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, and Rinus Michels. Among people deceased in 2014, Ariel Sharon ranks 3Before him are Gabriel García Márquez and Robin Williams. After him are Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Joe Cocker, Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Nadine Gordimer.

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Among people born in Israel, Ariel Sharon ranks 30 out of 389Before him are Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), Philip the Apostle (5), Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), and Salome (14). After him are Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Saint Christopher (220), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), and Jeremiah (-650).


Among politicians born in Israel, Ariel Sharon ranks 2Before him are Herod the Great (-73). After him are Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Hezekiah (-800), and Jeroboam (-1000).