1010 BC - 970 BC


David (Hebrew: דָּוִד‎) is described in the Hebrew Bible as the second king of the United Monarchy of Israel and Judah, becoming king after Saul. In the Books of Samuel, David is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath. He becomes a favorite of King Saul and a close friend of Saul's son Jonathan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David has received more than 6,830,131 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 17th most popular politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.8M

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  • 86.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 95

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, David ranks 17 out of 14,801Before him are Charlemagne, Elizabeth I of England, Jimmy Carter, Saladin, Tutankhamun, and Cleopatra. After him are Hannibal, Benito Mussolini, Suleiman the Magnificent, Constantine the Great, Otto von Bismarck, and Mao Zedong.

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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 32After him are Saint Joseph (-100), Saul (-1079), Elizabeth (-100), Zechariah (-90), Al-Shafi‘i (767), Pope Evaristus (44), Amos (-800), Athaliah (-900), Zacchaeus (null), Jehoshaphat (-908), and Justin Martyr (100).

Among POLITICIANS In Palestine

Among politicians born in Palestine, David ranks 1After him are Zacchaeus (null), Herod Archelaus (-23), Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (1941), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), Pekahiah (-800), Ismail Haniyeh (1962), Ahmed Qurei (1938), Khaled Mashal (1956), Salam Fayyad (1952), Marwan Barghouti (1959), and Nizar Rayan (1959).

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