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Hezekiah (; Biblical Hebrew: חִזְקִיָּהוּ‎, romanized: Ḥīzqīyyahū), or Ezekias (born c. 741 BCE, sole ruler c. 716/15–687/86 or 697–642), was the son of Ahaz and the 13th king of Judah according to the Hebrew Bible.In 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 1,723,352 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Hezekiah is the 673rd most popular politician (down from 625th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Israel (up from 48th in 2019) and the 12th 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 673 out of 15,577Before him are Alexis of Russia, Constantius Chlorus, Sukjong of Joseon, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Sasaki Kojirō. After him are Abd al-Rahman III, Ladislaus the Posthumous, Olaf Scholz, Aldo Moro, Vytautas, and Irene of Athens.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Hezekiah ranks 6Before him are Homer, Hesiod, Isaiah, Lycurgus of Sparta, and Amos. After him are Manasseh of Judah, Esarhaddon, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Jotham of Judah, and Titus Tatius. 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 42 out of 430Before him are Rehoboam (-972), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160). After him are Procopius (500), Jeroboam (-1000), Josiah (-648), Daniel Kahneman (1934), Judas Maccabeus (-200), and Amos Oz (1939).


Among politicians born in Israel, Hezekiah ranks 12Before him are Goliath (-1060), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160). After him are Jeroboam (-1000), Josiah (-648), Amin al-Husseini (1895), Zedekiah (-617), Manasseh of Judah (-800), and Amalric of Jerusalem (1136).