Shimon Peres

1923 - 2016

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Shimon Peres ( shee-MOHN PERR-ess, -⁠ez; Hebrew: שמעון פרס [ʃiˌmon ˈpeʁes] ; born Szymon Perski, Polish: [ˈʂɨmɔn ˈpɛrskʲi]; 2 August 1923 – 28 September 2016) was an Israeli politician who served as the eighth prime minister of Israel from 1984 to 1986 and from 1995 to 1996 and as the ninth president of Israel from 2007 to 2014. He was a member of twelve cabinets and represented five political parties in a political career spanning 70 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and except for a three-month-long interregnum in early 2006, served as a member of the Knesset continuously until he was elected president in 2007. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shimon Peres has received more than 4,438,991 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Shimon Peres is the 154th most popular politician (up from 358th in 2019), the most popular biography from Belarus (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Belarusian Politician.

Shimon Peres was the ninth Prime Minister of Israel and a statesman who served in various roles for six decades. He was elected to the Knesset in 1959, and in 1977, became the country's youngest ever Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister again from 1984 to 1986 and from 1995 to 1996. In 2007, he won the Nobel Peace Prize together with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.

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Over the past year Shimon Peres has had the most page views in the with 777,770 views, followed by Arabic (135,504), and French (128,370). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Min Nan (39,100.00%), Chinese (261.10%), and Italian (231.14%)


Among politicians, Shimon Peres ranks 154 out of 19,576Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Pol Pot, Abdul Hamid II, Xerxes I, Alexander I of Russia, and Hulagu Khan. After him are Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Akbar, Deng Xiaoping, Mustafa I, Orhan, and Gamal Abdel Nasser.

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Among people born in 1923, Shimon Peres ranks 3Before him are Henry Kissinger, and Maria Callas. After him are Lee Kuan Yew, Heydar Aliyev, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Rocky Marciano, Charlton Heston, Italo Calvino, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. Among people deceased in 2016, Shimon Peres ranks 4Before him are Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, and Johan Cruyff. After him are Umberto Eco, Bud Spencer, David Bowie, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Leonard Cohen, and Zaha Hadid.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Shimon Peres ranks 1 out of 368After him are Marc Chagall (1887), Lev Vygotsky (1896), Menachem Begin (1913), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Alexander Lukashenko (1954), Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732), Andrei Gromyko (1909), Simon Kuznets (1901), and Chaim Soutine (1893).

Among POLITICIANS In Belarus

Among politicians born in Belarus, Shimon Peres ranks 1After him are Menachem Begin (1913), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Alexander Lukashenko (1954), Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732), Andrei Gromyko (1909), Zalman Shazar (1889), Sviatopolk I of Kiev (978), Mstislav I of Kiev (1076), Isser Harel (1912), and Maria Kaczyńska (1942).