David Ben-Gurion

1886 - 1973

David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion ( ben GOOR-ee-ən; Hebrew: דָּוִד בֶּן-גּוּרִיּוֹן‎ [daˈvid ben ɡuʁˈjon] (listen); born David Grün; 16 October 1886 – 1 December 1973) was the primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. He was the preeminent leader of the Jewish community in British Mandate Palestine from 1935 until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, which he led until 1963 with a short break in 1954-55. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and executive head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Ben-Gurion has received more than 2,136,828 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 177th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, David Ben-Gurion ranks 175 out of 14,801Before him are Charles X of France, Silvio Berlusconi, Domitian, Demosthenes, Ivar the Boneless, and Mehmed I. After him are Titus, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Joanna of Castile, Al Gore, Rudolf Hess, and Ariel Sharon.

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Among people born in 1886, David Ben-Gurion ranks 1After him are Diego Rivera, Robert Schuman, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Arp, Béla Kun, Manne Siegbahn, Marc Bloch, Sergey Kirov, and Karl Barth. Among people deceased in 1973, David Ben-Gurion ranks 4Before him are Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Bruce Lee. After him are Pablo Neruda, Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, İsmet İnönü, and Pearl S. Buck.

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Among people born in Poland, David Ben-Gurion ranks 10 out of 930Before him are Pope John Paul II (1920), Catherine the Great (1762), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), and Lech Wałęsa (1943). After him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Heinz Guderian (1888), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), and Fritz Haber (1868).


Among politicians born in Poland, David Ben-Gurion ranks 3Before him are Paul von Hindenburg (1847) and Lech Wałęsa (1943). After him are Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Sigismund I the Old (1467), and Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046).

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