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 127,309 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Israel Tal is the 627th most popular military personnel (down from 616th in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Israel (down from 138th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Israeli Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Israel Tal ranks 627 out of 1,466Before him are Filipp Golikov, Adolf Strauss, Johan Laidoner, Wilhelm Rediess, Georg Stumme, and Abner Doubleday. After him are Ion Mihai Pacepa, Dominique Vandamme, Sergey Biryuzov, Herbert Kappler, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, and Walther Nehring.

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Among people born in 1924, Israel Tal ranks 91Before him are Milka Planinc, Arthur Danto, Tengiz Abuladze, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, Dorothy Malone, and Moktar Ould Daddah. After him are E. P. Thompson, Noboru Takeshita, Chet Atkins, James Black, George Mikan, and Kenneth Kaunda. Among people deceased in 2010, Israel Tal ranks 65Before him are Ryszard Kaczorowski, Luis Corvalán, Hwang Jang-yop, Milka Planinc, Wolfgang Wagner, and Alexander McQueen. After him are Maurice Wilkes, Johan Ferrier, Antony Flew, Solomon Burke, James Black, and Charlie Wilson.

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Among people born in Israel, Israel Tal ranks 140 out of 389Before him are Yigal Allon (1918), Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Yigael Yadin (1917), David Grossman (1954), Haya Harareet (1931), and Henry II of Jerusalem (1271). After him are Menahem Golan (1929), Aristobulus II (null), Ilan Ramon (1954), Yaacov Agam (1928), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), and Jonathan Apphus (-200).


Among military personnels born in Israel, Israel Tal ranks 2Before him are Yigael Yadin (1917). After him are Khalil al-Wazir (1935), Uzi Narkiss (1925), Dan Halutz (1948), and Gilad Shalit (1986).