Israel Tal

1924 - 2010

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Israel Tal (Hebrew: ישראל טל, September 13, 1924, – September 8, 2010), also known as Talik (Hebrew: טליק), was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) general known for his knowledge of tank warfare and for leading the development of Israel's Merkava tank. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Israel Tal has received more than 143,439 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Israel Tal is the 608th most popular military personnel (up from 627th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Israel (up from 139th in 2019) and the most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Israel Tal ranks 608 out of 1,468Before him are Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Julius von Payer, Kemal Reis, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, and Zhuge Jin. After him are Werner Kempf, Casimir Pulaski, Giorgio Basta, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Raoul Salan, and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld.

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Among people born in 1924, Israel Tal ranks 86Before him are Rudolf Vrba, Jozef Tomko, Arthur Danto, Paul Desmond, Kenneth Kaunda, and James Black. After him are Vasil Bykaŭ, Milka Planinc, Moktar Ould Daddah, Antoni Ramallets, David Bronstein, and Noboru Takeshita. Among people deceased in 2010, Israel Tal ranks 59Before him are Juliet Anderson, Bent Larsen, Martin Gardner, Hwang Jang-yop, Antony Flew, and James Black. After him are Solomon Burke, Milka Planinc, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Patricia Neal, and André Kolingba.

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Among people born in Israel, Israel Tal ranks 135 out of 430Before him are Antiochus of Ascalon (-130), Gal Gadot (1985), Al-Tabarani (873), Yigal Allon (1918), Saint Petronilla (50), and Naftali Bennett (1972). After him are Al-Afdal Shahanshah (1066), Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Ilan Ramon (1954), Shoghi Effendi (1897), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), and Jonathan Apphus (-200).


Among military personnels born in Israel, Israel Tal ranks 1After him are Yigael Yadin (1917), Khalil al-Wazir (1935), Uzi Narkiss (1925), Yitzhak Hofi (1927), Dan Halutz (1948), Disappearance of Ron Arad (1958), Aviv Kochavi (1964), and Gilad Shalit (1986).