S. Yizhar

1916 - 2006

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Yizhar Smilansky (Hebrew: יִזְהָר סְמִילַנְסְקִי, 27 September 1916 – 21 August 2006), known by his pen name S. Yizhar (ס. יִזְהָר‎), was an Israeli writer and politician. Widely regarded as one of the preeminent figures in Israeli literature, he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1959 for fine literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of S. Yizhar has received more than 36,810 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). S. Yizhar is the 12,825th most popular politician (down from 11,763rd in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from Israel (down from 213th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Israeli Politician.

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Among politicians, S. Yizhar ranks 12,825 out of 15,710Before him are Lyuben Berov, Haya bint Hussein, Lobengula, Guido Vildoso, Albert Oldman, and Domnall Brecc. After him are Aristeidis Moraitinis, Piyusti, Luis Batlle Berres, Dileita Mohamed Dileita, Bridei I, and Samuel J. Tilden.

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Among people born in 1916, S. Yizhar ranks 206Before him are Ondina Valla, Vicente Ferreira da Silva, Delio Rodríguez, John Kundla, Toni Branca, and Pruden. After him are Yvon Petra, Ken Curtis, Margaret Lockwood, José Joaquín Trejos Fernández, Ľudmila Pajdušáková, and David Brown. Among people deceased in 2006, S. Yizhar ranks 237Before him are Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Valentin Muratov, Teresa Ciepły, Proof, Rajkumar, and Lyuben Berov. After him are Georges Stuber, Jane Wyatt, Nel van Vliet, Bob Mathias, Jimmy Johnstone, and Östen Warnerbring.

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Among people born in Israel, S. Yizhar ranks 250 out of 389Before him are Benny Morris (1948), Yossi Sarid (1940), Tony Cliff (1917), Amnon Lipkin-Shahak (1944), Yossi Beilin (1948), and Gideon Levy (1953). After him are Yossi Benayoun (1980), Yasmin Levy (1975), Mili Avital (1972), Nir Barkat (1959), Nahum Stelmach (1936), and Moshe Castel (1909).


Among politicians born in Israel, S. Yizhar ranks 87Before him are Isaac Herzog (1960), Joan of Acre (1272), Naftali Bennett (1972), Yossi Sarid (1940), Amnon Lipkin-Shahak (1944), and Yossi Beilin (1948). After him are Nir Barkat (1959), Yaakov Neeman (1939), Israel Katz (1955), Miri Regev (1965), Uri Lupolianski (1951), and Ayelet Shaked (1976).