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 a Hebrew lexicographer and newspaper editor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda has received more than 271,583 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Eliezer Ben-Yehuda is the 9th most popular linguist, the 13th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Lithuanian Linguist.

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

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Among linguists, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 9 out of 160. Before him are Max Müller, Roman Jakobson, William James Sidis, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Mesrop Mashtots, and Patanjali. After him are Franz Bopp, Edward Sapir, August Schleicher, Johann Martin Schleyer, Georges Dumézil, and Pāṇini.

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Among people born in 1858, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 14Before him are Georg Simmel, Gustaf V of Sweden, Emmeline Pankhurst, Franz Boas, Omar Mukhtar, and Giuseppe Peano. After him are Christiaan Eijkman, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Charles de Foucauld, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Marie Bashkirtseff, and Maria Christina of Austria. Among people deceased in 1922, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 9Before him are Charles I of Austria, Pope Benedict XV, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, and Djemal Pasha. After him are Hermann Rorschach, Fredrik Bajer, Walther Rathenau, Ernest Shackleton, Vittorio Monti, and Georges Sorel.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda ranks 13 out of 235. Before him are Gediminas (1275), Emma Goldman (1869), Czesław Miłosz (1911), Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), and Algirdas (1296). After him are Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Jascha Heifetz (1901), Kęstutis (1297), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), and Barbara Radziwiłł (1520).

Among LINGUISTS In Lithuania

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