1010 BC - 970 BC

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David (; Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, Modern: Davīd, Tiberian: Dāwīḏ) is described in the Hebrew Bible as the third king of the United Monarchy of Israel and Judah. In the Books of Samuel, David is a young shepherd and harpist who gains fame by slaying the giant Goliath, a champion of the Philistines in southern Canaan. David becomes a favorite of the first king of united Israel, Saul, and forges a close friendship with Jonathan, a son of Saul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David has received more than 9,403,504 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). David is the 40th most popular politician (down from 17th in 2019), the most popular biography from Palestine and the most popular Politician.

David is most famous for being the second king of Israel.

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Among politicians, David ranks 40 out of 15,710Before him are Justinian I, Marcus Aurelius, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Pericles, Huang Xianfan, and Qin Shi Huang. After him are Richard III of England, Maria Theresa, Martin Van Buren, Peter the Great, John F. Kennedy, and Fidel Castro.

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Among people born in 1010 BC, David ranks 1 Among people deceased in 970 BC, David ranks 1After him is Bathsheba.

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In Palestine

Among people born in Palestine, David ranks 1 out of 28After him are Saul (-1079), Al-Shafi‘i (767), Zechariah (-90), Elizabeth (-100), Pope Evaristus (44), Amos (-800), Zacchaeus (50), Athaliah (-900), Herod Archelaus (-23), Jehoshaphat (-908), and Justin Martyr (100).

Among POLITICIANS In Palestine

Among politicians born in Palestine, David ranks 1After him are Zacchaeus (50), Herod Archelaus (-23), Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (1941), Pekahiah (-800), Ismail Haniyeh (1962), Khaled Mashal (1956), Ahmed Qurei (1938), Salam Fayyad (1952), Marwan Barghouti (1959), and Nizar Rayan (1959).