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Goliath ( gə-LY-əth) is a character in the biblical Book of Samuel, described as a Philistine giant defeated by the young David in single combat. The story signified Saul's unfitness to rule, as Saul himself should have fought for Israel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Goliath has received more than 5,805,744 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Goliath is the 348th most popular politician (up from 444th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Israel (up from 38th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Israeli Politician.

Goliath is most famous for being the giant who was killed by David with a slingshot.

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Among politicians, Goliath ranks 348 out of 15,710Before him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, Alaric I, Mahidevran, Louis II of Hungary, George V, and Barack Obama. After him are Liu Bei, Cambyses II, Vyacheslav Molotov, Caesarion, Theodosius II, and Henry VI of England.

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Among people born in 1060 BC, Goliath ranks 1

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Goliath ranks 35 out of 389Before him are Salome (14), Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Saint Christopher (220), and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161). After him are Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Joachim (-100), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), John the Evangelist (10), and Eusebius (265).


Among politicians born in Israel, Goliath ranks 6Before him are Herod the Great (-73), Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161). After him are Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Hezekiah (-800), and Jeroboam (-1000).