634 BC - 598 BC

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Jehoiakim, also sometimes spelled Jehoikim was the eighteenth and antepenultimate king of Judah from 609 to 598 BC. He was the second son of king Josiah (1 Chronicles 3:15) and Zebidah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jehoiakim has received more than 421,349 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jehoiakim is the 1,411th most popular politician (up from 1,660th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Israel (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Israeli Politician.

Jehoiakim is most famous for being the king of Judah when Nebuchadnezzar invaded Jerusalem in 597 BC.

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Among politicians, Jehoiakim ranks 1,411 out of 15,710Before him are Imad ad-Din Zengi, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Friedrich Ratzel, Mary of Guise, Theodoric I, and Anne Neville. After him are William II of England, Peter of Castile, Gyula Andrássy, Chlodio, Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik, and Theresa May.

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Among people born in 634 BC, Jehoiakim ranks 1 Among people deceased in 598 BC, Jehoiakim ranks 1

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Jehoiakim ranks 69 out of 389Before him are Manasseh of Judah (-800), Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177), Rabbi Akiva (50), Abijah of Judah (-1000), Ahmed Yassin (1937), and Micah (-737). After him are Jeconiah (-700), Ehud Barak (1942), Amon of Judah (-660), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Annas (-22), and Dinah (null).


Among politicians born in Israel, Jehoiakim ranks 21Before him are Rehoboam (-972), Amin al-Husseini (1895), Zedekiah (-617), Manasseh of Judah (-800), Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177), and Abijah of Judah (-1000). After him are Jeconiah (-700), Ehud Barak (1942), Amon of Judah (-660), Ehud Olmert (1945), Jehoash of Judah (-843), and Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130).