Ariel Sharon

1928 - 2014

Ariel Sharon

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 2,268,510 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 183rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ariel Sharon ranks 181 out of 14,801Before him are David Ben-Gurion, Titus, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Joanna of Castile, Al Gore, and Rudolf Hess. After him are Rodrigo Duterte, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Mehmed IV, Francis II of France, Ertuğrul, and Cyrus the Great.

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Among people born in 1928, Ariel Sharon ranks 6Before him are Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Noam Chomsky, and Hosni Mubarak. After him are John Forbes Nash Jr., Ennio Morricone, James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Rinus Michels, and Philip K. Dick. Among people deceased in 2014, Ariel Sharon ranks 2Before him is Gabriel García Márquez. After him are Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Robin Williams, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, Nadine Gordimer, and Luis Aragonés.

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Among people born in Israel, Ariel Sharon ranks 26 out of 294Before him are Isaiah (-800), Saint Anne (-100), Philip the Apostle (5), Saint Stephen (1), Simon the Zealot (1), and Josephus (37). After him are Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), Samson (-1118), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Ezekiel (-621), and Saint Christopher (220).


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), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Goliath (-1060), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Reuven Rivlin (1939), and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160).

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