Hiram I

1000 BC - 935 BC

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Hiram I (Phoenician: 𐤇𐤓𐤌 Ḥirōm "my brother is exalted"; Hebrew: חִירָם‎ Ḥīrām, Modern Arabic: حيرام, also called Hirom or Huram) was the Phoenician king of Tyre according to the Hebrew Bible. His regnal years have been calculated by some as 980 to 947 BC, in succession to his father, Abibaal. Hiram was succeeded as king of Tyre by his son Baal-Eser I. Hiram is also mentioned in the writings of Menander of Ephesus (early 2nd century BC), as preserved in Josephus's Against Apion, which adds to the biblical account. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hiram I has received more than 291,638 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Hiram I is the 3,047th most popular politician (down from 2,677th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 11th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Lebanese Politician.

Hiram I is most famous for being the king of Tyre who helped Solomon build the temple.

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Among politicians, Hiram I ranks 3,047 out of 15,710Before him are Abaoji, Grigory Orlov, Samudragupta, Sun Hao, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Anastasio Somoza García. After him are Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Charles the Younger, Harald Gille, Menelik I, Władysław I the Elbow-high, and Gustav Radbruch.

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Among people born in 1000 BC, Hiram I ranks 15Before him are King Elah, Ashurnasirpal II, Nadab of Israel, Michal, Zimri, and Omri. After him are Menelik I, Adad-nirari II, Osorkon II, Shoshenq II, Osorkon I, and Jair. Among people deceased in 935 BC, Hiram I ranks 1After him is Tiglath-Pileser II.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Hiram I ranks 16 out of 119Before him are Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), Fairuz (1935), Ulpian (170), Amin Maalouf (1949), and Émile Lahoud (1936). After him are Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), Rashid Rida (1865), Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Bachir Gemayel (1947), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), and Michel Suleiman (1948).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Hiram I ranks 7Before him are Dido (-879), Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), Ahab (-900), Rafic Hariri (1944), and Émile Lahoud (1936). After him are Bachir Gemayel (1947), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Michel Suleiman (1948), Amine Gemayel (1942), Camille Chamoun (1900), and Tammam Salam (1945).