Rafael Eitan

1929 - 2004

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Rafael "Raful" Eitan (Hebrew: רפאל "רפול" איתן, born 11 January 1929 – 23 November 2004) was an Israeli general, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (Ramatkal) and later a politician, a Knesset member, and government minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael Eitan has received more than 143,780 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Rafael Eitan is the 7,879th most popular politician (down from 7,447th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Israel (down from 156th in 2019) and the 65th most popular Israeli Politician.

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Among politicians, Rafael Eitan ranks 7,879 out of 15,710Before him are Lin Sen, Jose P. Laurel, Ayad Allawi, Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe, Michael Szilágyi, and Mas'ud I of Ghazni. After him are Walter V, Count of Brienne, Władysław III Spindleshanks, Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Karl Gützlaff, and Arnulf II, Count of Flanders.

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Among people born in 1929, Rafael Eitan ranks 158Before him are Andre Gunder Frank, Vladimír Menšík, Anna Walentynowicz, René Laloux, Adalet Ağaoğlu, and Benny Golson. After him are Sixten Jernberg, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Claude Rich, Poul Schlüter, Nargis, and Richard F. Gordon Jr.. Among people deceased in 2004, Rafael Eitan ranks 92Before him are Mercedes McCambridge, Fay Wray, René Laloux, Artie Shaw, Irina Press, and Thanom Kittikachorn. After him are Czesław Niemen, Laura Betti, Elvin Jones, Alexandra Ripley, Chiang Fang-liang, and Fred Lawrence Whipple.

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Among people born in Israel, Rafael Eitan ranks 170 out of 389Before him are Yael Dayan (1939), Uzi Narkiss (1925), Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani (1909), Esther Ofarim (1941), Naji al-Ali (1937), and Dirk III, Count of Holland (982). After him are Avram Grant (1955), Amos Tversky (1937), Wadie Haddad (1927), Gali Atari (1953), Arnon Milchan (1944), and Daliah Lavi (1942).


Among politicians born in Israel, Rafael Eitan ranks 65Before him are Rafi Eitan (1926), Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi (1947), Al-Hafiz (1074), Yael Dayan (1939), Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani (1909), and Dirk III, Count of Holland (982). After him are Meir Amit (1921), Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni (1907), Ahmed Jibril (1938), Reuven Shiloah (1909), Hugh I of Cyprus (1194), and Ron Huldai (1944).