Theodor Herzl

1860 - 1904

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Theodor Herzl (; German: [ˈhɛɐtsl̩]; Hebrew: תֵּאוֹדוֹר הֶרְצְל, romanized: Te'odor Hertzel; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar; Hebrew name given at his brit milah: Binyamin Ze'ev; 2 May 1860 – 3 July 1904) was an Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer who was the father of modern political Zionism. Herzl formed the Zionist Organization and promoted Jewish immigration to Palestine in an effort to form a Jewish state. Although he died before Israel's establishment, he is known in Hebrew as חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה, Chozeh HaMedinah, lit. 'Visionary of the State'. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Herzl has received more than 2,072,568 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Theodor Herzl is the 96th most popular writer (up from 104th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Writer.

Theodor Herzl is most famous for being the founder of modern Zionism. He was also a journalist, playwright, and author.

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Among writers, Theodor Herzl ranks 96 out of 5,794Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Toni Morrison, Charles Bukowski, Heinrich Heine, Cato the Elder, and José Saramago. After him are Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Maurice Maeterlinck, Erich Maria Remarque, Selma Lagerlöf, and André Gide.

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Among people born in 1860, Theodor Herzl ranks 3Before him are Anton Chekhov and Gustav Mahler. After him are Klara Hitler, Eduard Buchner, Alphonse Mucha, Isaac Albéniz, Kanō Jigorō, Raymond Poincaré, J. M. Barrie, William Jennings Bryan, and Herman Hollerith. Among people deceased in 1904, Theodor Herzl ranks 3Before him are Anton Chekhov and Antonín Dvořák. After him are Murad V, Isabella II of Spain, Henry Morton Stanley, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eadweard Muybridge, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Friedrich Ratzel, Abai Qunanbaiuly, and Gabriel Tarde.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Theodor Herzl ranks 6 out of 696Before him are Attila (406), Ignaz Semmelweis (1818), Elizabeth Báthory (1560), Ferenc Puskás (1927), and Martin of Tours (316). After him are John von Neumann (1903), George Soros (1930), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Harry Houdini (1874), Miklós Horthy (1868), and Gaiseric (389).

Among WRITERS In Hungary

Among writers born in Hungary, Theodor Herzl ranks 1After him are Imre Kertész (1929), Ágota Kristóf (1935), Arthur Koestler (1905), Sándor Petőfi (1823), Ferenc Molnár (1878), Felix Salten (1869), Max Nordau (1849), Tivadar Soros (1894), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), and Magda Szabó (1917).