800 BC - 697 BC

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Hezekiah (; Hebrew: חִזְקִיָּהוּ H̱īzəqīyyahū), or Ezekias, (born c. 741 BCE, sole ruler c. 716/15–687/86 or 697–642) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the son of Ahaz and the 13th king of Judah.According to the biblical narrative, Hezekiah witnessed the destruction of the northern Kingdom of Israel by Sargon's Assyrians in c. 722 BCE and was king of Judah during the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib in 701 BCE.Hezekiah enacted sweeping religious reforms, including a strict mandate for the sole worship of Yahweh and a prohibition on venerating other deities within the Temple of Jerusalem. He is considered a very righteous king in both the Second Book of Kings and the Second Book of Chronicles. He is also one of the more prominent kings of Judah mentioned in the Bible and is one of the kings mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hezekiah has received more than 1,548,253 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Hezekiah is the 626th most popular politician (down from 598th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Israel (down from 17th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Israeli Politician.

Hezekiah is most famous for being the king of Judah who successfully defeated the Assyrian army in 701 BC.

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Among politicians, Hezekiah ranks 626 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Jimmu, Catiline, Mobutu Sese Seko, Valentinian I, Mustafa IV, and Enrico Dandolo. After him are Olav V of Norway, Franjo Tuđman, Diane de Poitiers, Peleus, Charles I of Anjou, and Manuel I of Portugal.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Hezekiah ranks 5Before him are Homer, Isaiah, Hesiod, and Lycurgus of Sparta. After him are Amos, Esarhaddon, Manasseh of Judah, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Titus Tatius, and Jotham of Judah. Among people deceased in 697 BC, Hezekiah ranks 1After him is King Huan of Zhou.

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Among people born in Israel, Hezekiah ranks 49 out of 389Before him are Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Saint Matthias (1), Deborah (-1199), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Procopius (500), and Saint Veronica (1). After him are Judas Maccabeus (-200), Herodias (-100), Amos Oz (1939), Barabbas (1), Jeroboam (-1000), and Penitent thief (-18).


Among politicians born in Israel, Hezekiah ranks 11Before him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), and Reuven Rivlin (1939). After him are Jeroboam (-1000), Josiah (-648), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Rehoboam (-972), Amin al-Husseini (1895), and Zedekiah (-617).