Benzion Netanyahu

1910 - 2012

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Benzion Netanyahu (Hebrew: בֶּנְצִיּוֹן נְתַנְיָהוּ, IPA: [bentsiˈjon netaˈnjahu]; born Benzion Mileikowsky; March 25, 1910 – April 30, 2012) was a Polish-born Israeli encyclopedist, historian, and medievalist. He served as a professor of history at Cornell University. A scholar of Judaic history, he was also an activist in the Revisionist Zionism movement, who lobbied in the United States to support the creation of the Jewish state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benzion Netanyahu has received more than 1,326,341 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Benzion Netanyahu is the 68th most popular historian (up from 161st in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Poland (up from 496th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Historian.

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Among historians, Benzion Netanyahu ranks 68 out of 561Before him are Theophylact Simocatta, Poggio Bracciolini, Al-Baladhuri, Theopompus, Heinrich Wölfflin, and Gaston Maspero. After him are Johann Jakob Bachofen, Bernard Lewis, Al-Dhahabi, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Joannes Zonaras, and Movses Khorenatsi.

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Among people born in 1910, Benzion Netanyahu ranks 38Before him are Jean Anouilh, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, William Hanna, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, William Shockley, and Robert van Gulik. After him are Meša Selimović, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Diosdado Macapagal, Edda Mussolini, Paul Flory, and Luise Rainer. Among people deceased in 2012, Benzion Netanyahu ranks 37Before him are Antonio Tabucchi, Ravi Shankar, Sun Myung Moon, Larry Hagman, Kiro Gligorov, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. After him are Lucio Dalla, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Sergey Sokolov, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, E. Donnall Thomas, and Carl Woese.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Benzion Netanyahu ranks 181 out of 1,694Before him are Marian Rejewski (1905), Grzegorz Lato (1950), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Casimir I the Restorer (1016), Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), and Günter Blobel (1936). After him are Adolph Menzel (1815), Solomon Asch (1907), Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915), Catherine Opalińska (1680), and Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030).

Among HISTORIANS In Poland

Among historians born in Poland, Benzion Netanyahu ranks 2Before him are Johann Gustav Droysen (1808). After him are Richard Pipes (1923), Gottfried Achenwall (1719), Ernst Kantorowicz (1895), Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821), Otto von Gierke (1841), Karl Otfried Müller (1797), Walter Laqueur (1921), Zeev Sternhell (1935), Heinrich Graetz (1817), and Israel Gutman (1923).