Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

1858 - 1922

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Eliezer Ben‑Yehuda (Hebrew: אֱלִיעֶזֶר בֵּן־יְהוּדָה‬; pronounced [ʔeliˈʕezer ben jehuˈda]; born Eliezer Yitzhak Perlman, 7 January 1858 – 16 December 1922) was the lexicographer of the first Hebrew dictionary, and the editor of HaZvi, one of the first newspapers in the Land of Israel / Palestine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda has received more than 367,833 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Eliezer Ben-Yehuda is the 11th most popular linguist (down from 9th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Linguist.

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda is most famous for his work in the revival of the Hebrew language.

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  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.71

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Among linguists, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 11 out of 161Before him are Roman Jakobson, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, Pāṇini, and Franz Bopp. After him are Edward Sapir, August Schleicher, Georges Dumézil, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Rasmus Rask, and Kūkai.

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Among people born in 1858, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 17Before him are Emmeline Pankhurst, Giuseppe Peano, Christiaan Eijkman, Charles de Foucauld, Franz Boas, and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. After him are Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Kang Youwei, Maria Christina of Austria, Eugène Ysaÿe, Marie Bashkirtseff, and Mihajlo Pupin. Among people deceased in 1922, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 13Before him are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, Ernest Shackleton, Hermann Rorschach, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco. After him are Georges Sorel, Vittorio Monti, Ernest Solvay, Michael Collins, Nellie Bly, and Walther Rathenau.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 15 out of 287Before him are Algirdas (1296), Emma Goldman (1869), Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), and Kęstutis (1297). After him are Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), Petr Shelokhonov (1929), Antanas Smetona (1874), Jascha Heifetz (1901), Barbara Radziwiłł (1520), and Marija Gimbutas (1921).

Among LINGUISTS In Lithuania

Among linguists born in Lithuania, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 1