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Pekahiah (; Hebrew: פְּקַחְיָה‎ Pəqaḥyā; "YHWH has opened the eyes"; Latin: Phaceia) was the seventeenth and antepenultimate king of Israel and the son of Menahem, whom he succeeded, and the second and last king of Israel from the House of Gadi. He ruled from the capital of Samaria. Pekahiah became king in the fiftieth year of the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 738–736 BCE, while E. R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pekahiah has received more than 54,373 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Pekahiah is the 3,996th most popular politician (down from 3,847th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Palestine (up from 20th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Politician.

Pekahiah is most famous for his betrayal of the northern kingdom of Israel to the Assyrians.

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Among politicians, Pekahiah ranks 3,996 out of 15,710Before him are Liu Zhang, Labarna I, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. After him are Owen Tudor, Musa Çelebi, Anastasia of Kiev, Vakhtang I of Iberia, Mohammed Omar, and Everard des Barres.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Pekahiah ranks 20Before him are Taharqa, Marduk-apla-iddina II, Tantamani, Zechariah of Israel, Candaules, and Menahem. After him are Duke Huan of Qi, Shabaka, Coroebus of Elis, Rusa I, Shebitku, and Rusa II. Among people deceased in 760 BC, Pekahiah ranks 4Before him are Marduk-apla-iddina II, Candaules, and Menahem. After him is Archelaus of Sparta.

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In Palestine

Among people born in Palestine, Pekahiah ranks 16 out of 28Before him are Herod Archelaus (-23), Jehoshaphat (-908), Justin Martyr (100), Isabella I of Jerusalem (1172), Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (1941), and Mary of Bethany (null). After him are Sozomen (400), Ismail Haniyeh (1962), Hilarion (291), Khaled Mashal (1956), Ahmed Qurei (1938), and Salam Fayyad (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In Palestine

Among politicians born in Palestine, Pekahiah ranks 5Before him are David (-1010), Zacchaeus (50), Herod Archelaus (-23), and Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (1941). After him are Ismail Haniyeh (1962), Khaled Mashal (1956), Ahmed Qurei (1938), Salam Fayyad (1952), Marwan Barghouti (1959), and Nizar Rayan (1959).