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 145,652 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Rafael Eitan is the 9,156th most popular politician (down from 7,870th in 2019), the 188th most popular biography from Israel (down from 169th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Rafael Eitan ranks 9,156 out of 15,577Before him are Centwine of Wessex, Spurius Lucretius Tricipitinus, Antipater Etesias, Boril of Bulgaria, Gaeru of Baekje, and Sviatoslav III of Vladimir. After him are Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Ine of Wessex, Gaius Julius Priscus, Azzone Visconti, Lê Đức Anh, and Venancio Flores.

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Among people born in 1929, Rafael Eitan ranks 179Before him are Hal Ashby, Arnold Palmer, Gaston Glock, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, James Hong, and Andre Gunder Frank. After him are Nargis, Peter Yates, Aleksandra Pakhmutova, Benny Golson, Gastone Moschin, and Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia. Among people deceased in 2004, Rafael Eitan ranks 107Before him are P. V. Narasimha Rao, Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, Carmen Laforet, Walter Frentz, Joe Viterelli, and Paul Winfield. After him are Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Thomas Gold, John Maynard Smith, Ryszard Kukliński, Hubert Selby Jr., and Jozef Lenárt.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Rafael Eitan ranks 188 out of 430Before him are Sarah Aaronsohn (1890), Yael Dayan (1939), Alexander of Judaea (-100), Naji al-Ali (1937), Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni (1907), and Carmela Corren (1938). After him are Hillel Slovak (1962), Hugh I of Cyprus (1194), May Ziade (1886), Yitzhak Hofi (1927), Rehavam Ze'evi (1926), and Ralph Bakshi (1938).


Among politicians born in Israel, Rafael Eitan ranks 73Before him are Meir Amit (1921), Al-Hafiz (1074), Sarah Aaronsohn (1890), Yael Dayan (1939), Alexander of Judaea (-100), and Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni (1907). After him are Hugh I of Cyprus (1194), Rehavam Ze'evi (1926), Ahmed Jibril (1938), Yair Lapid (1963), Shulamit Aloni (1928), and Reuven Shiloah (1909).