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David (; Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, Modern: Davīd, Tiberian: Dāwīḏ, "beloved one") was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the third king of the United Kingdom of Israel. In the Books of Samuel, he is described as a young shepherd and harpist who gains fame by slaying Goliath, a champion of the Philistines, in southern Canaan. David becomes a favourite of Saul, the first king of Israel; he also forges a notably close friendship with Jonathan, a son of Saul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David has received more than 9,883,794 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). David is the 14th most popular politician (up from 40th in 2019). (up from 1st in 2019)

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

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  • 9.9M

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  • 87.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 99

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, David ranks 14 out of 15,577Before him are Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Vladimir Putin, and Suleiman the Magnificent. After him are Saladin, Elizabeth I of England, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, Constantine the Great, and Benito Mussolini.

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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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