Eli Cohen

1924 - 1965

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Eliyahu Ben-Shaul Cohen (Hebrew: אֱלִיָּהוּ בֵּן שָׁאוּל כֹּהֵן‎, Arabic: إيلياهو بن شاؤول كوهين‎; 6 December 1924 – 18 May 1965), commonly known as Eli Cohen, was an Egyptian-born Israeli spy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eli Cohen has received more than 5,636,050 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Eli Cohen is the 122nd most popular military personnel (up from 240th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 119th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Military Personnel.

Eli Cohen was a spy for Israel who was caught and executed in Syria. He is most famous for his work as a spy.

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Among military personnels, Eli Cohen ranks 122 out of 1,466Before him are Sun Ce, Gertrude Bell, Erich von Falkenhayn, Saigō Takamori, Heinrich Müller, and Louis-Nicolas Davout. After him are Dong Zhuo, Perdiccas, Chester W. Nimitz, Hiroo Onoda, Bohemond I of Antioch, and Semyon Timoshenko.

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Among people born in 1924, Eli Cohen ranks 11Before him are Marcello Mastroianni, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Robert Mugabe, Kim Dae-jung, Truman Capote, and Jean-François Lyotard. After him are Sarah Vaughan, Süleyman Demirel, Benoit Mandelbrot, Jacques Le Goff, Black Dahlia, and Lauren Bacall. Among people deceased in 1965, Eli Cohen ranks 10Before him are Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, and Farouk of Egypt. After him are T. S. Eliot, Nat King Cole, Moshe Sharett, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Louise Mountbatten, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium.

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Among people born in Egypt, Eli Cohen ranks 69 out of 520Before him are Shoshenq I (-1000), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Tiye (-1398), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), and Apollonius of Rhodes (-295). After him are Psamtik I (-700), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Berenice IV of Egypt (-77), and Meritaten (-1400).


Among military personnels born in Egypt, Eli Cohen ranks 2Before him are Ptolemy I Soter (-367). After him are Ashraf Marwan (1944), Jawhar (911), and Saad el-Shazly (1922).