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1010 BC - 970 BC

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David (; Biblical Hebrew: דָּוִד‎, romanized: Dāwīḏ, "beloved one") was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the third king of the United Kingdom of Israel.According to Jewish works such as the Seder Olam Rabbah, Seder Olam Zutta, and Sefer ha-Qabbalah (all written over a thousand years later), David ascended the throne as the king of Judah in 885 BCE. The Tel Dan stele, an Aramaic-inscribed stone erected by a king of Aram-Damascus in the late 9th/early 8th centuries BCE to commemorate a victory over two enemy kings, contains the phrase bytdwd (𐤁𐤉𐤕𐤃𐤅𐤃), which is translated as "House of David" by most scholars. The Mesha stele, erected by King Mesha of Moab in the 9th century BCE, may also refer to the "House of David", although this is disputed. Apart from this, all that is known of David comes from biblical literature, the historicity of which has been extensively challenged, and there is little detail about David that is concrete and undisputed.In the biblical narrative of the Books of Samuel, David is described as a young shepherd and harpist who gains fame and becomes a hero by killing Goliath. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David has received more than 12,622,153 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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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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