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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 6,156,136 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Eli Cohen is the 106th most popular military personnel (up from 122nd in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 69th in 2019) and the 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 106 out of 1,468Before him are Klaus Barbie, Nestor Makhno, Gaius Julius Caesar, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, Zhang Fei, and Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist. After him are Abu Muslim, Cimon, Semyon Timoshenko, Erich von Falkenhayn, Narses, and Theodor Eicke.

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Among people born in 1924, Eli Cohen ranks 9Before him are George H. W. Bush, Charles Aznavour, Marcello Mastroianni, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Kim Dae-jung, and Robert Mugabe. After him are Truman Capote, Sarah Vaughan, Jacques Le Goff, Jean-François Lyotard, Benny Hill, and Black Dahlia. Among people deceased in 1965, Eli Cohen ranks 9Before him are Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, and Stan Laurel. After him are W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, Edward Victor Appleton, Maxime Weygand, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej.

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Among people born in Egypt, Eli Cohen ranks 60 out of 582Before him are Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Tiye (-1398), Sneferu (-2700), Amenhotep II (-1401), and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876). After him are Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Saint Apollonia (110), Meritaten (-1400), Muhammad Abduh (1849), and Sextus Empiricus (160).


Among military personnels born in Egypt, Eli Cohen ranks 1After him are Ashraf Marwan (1944), Jawhar (911), and Saad el-Shazly (1922).