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Ariel Sharon

1928 - 2014

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Ariel Sharon (Hebrew: אֲרִיאֵל שָׁרוֹן [aʁiˈ(ʔ)el ʃaˈʁon] ; also known by his diminutive Arik, אָרִיק; 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. Born in Kfar Malal in Mandatory Palestine to Russian Jewish immigrants, he rose in the ranks of the Israeli Army from its creation in 1948, participating in the 1948 Palestine war as platoon commander of the Alexandroni Brigade and taking part in several battles. Sharon became an instrumental figure in the creation of Unit 101 and the reprisal operations, including the 1953 Qibya massacre, 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 4,443,638 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 93 in 2019). Ariel Sharon is the 276th most popular politician (down from 258th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Israel (up from 30th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 276 out of 15,577Before him are Edward III of England, Elizabeth of Russia, William the Silent, Silvio Berlusconi, Harald Fairhair, and Georges Danton. After him are Edward II of England, Ahmed II, Alexander II of Russia, Charles II of Spain, Septimius Severus, and Peter III of Russia.

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Among people born in 1928, Ariel Sharon ranks 8Before him are Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, John Forbes Nash Jr., Ennio Morricone, Hosni Mubarak, and Noam Chomsky. After him are Eduard Shevardnadze, James Watson, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Philip K. Dick, and Zbigniew Brzezinski. 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, Hiroo Onoda, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Claudio Abbado, Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, and Luis Aragonés.

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Among people born in Israel, Ariel Sharon ranks 26 out of 430Before him are Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161). After him are Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Bathsheba (-3500), and Goliath (-1060).


Among politicians born in Israel, Ariel Sharon ranks 3Before him are Herod the Great (-73) and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161). After him are Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Goliath (-1060), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), and Hezekiah (-800).