Yisrael Kristal

1903 - 2017

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Yisrael Kristal (or Israel Kristal; born Izrael Icek Kryształ; Hebrew: ישראל קרישטל; 15 September 1903 – 11 August 2017) was a Polish-Israeli supercentenarian recognized in 2014 as the oldest living Holocaust survivor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yisrael Kristal has received more than 723,104 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Yisrael Kristal is the 3,622nd most popular politician (up from 5,775th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from Poland (up from 325th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Polish Politician.

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Among politicians, Yisrael Kristal ranks 3,622 out of 19,576Before her are Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Shamshi-Adad V, Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Emperor Houshao of Han, William X, Duke of Aquitaine, and Wied, Prince of Albania. After her are Lionel Jospin, Gazi Husrev-beg, Sa'd ibn Mu'adh, Sima Shi, Mesud I, and Gabriel Narutowicz.

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Among people born in 1903, Yisrael Kristal ranks 54Before her are Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, John Vincent Atanasoff, Claudio Arrau, Giulio Natta, and The French Angel. After her are Vladimir Bartol, Alonzo Church, Ernest Walton, Claudette Colbert, Abul A'la Maududi, and Eliot Ness. Among people deceased in 2017, Yisrael Kristal ranks 60Before her are John Surtees, George Andrew Olah, Chester Bennington, Peter L. Berger, Mauno Koivisto, and John Heard. After her are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sam Shepard, Piet Keizer, Jake LaMotta, Giovanni Sartori, and Jacque Fresco.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Yisrael Kristal ranks 214 out of 1,694Before her are Heinrich Rickert (1863), Henryk Górecki (1933), Przemysł II (1257), Karl Denke (1860), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), and Mordechai Anielewicz (1919). After her are Wacław Sierpiński (1882), Piast the Wheelwright (800), Władysław I Herman (1043), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), and Jerzy Kukuczka (1948).


Among politicians born in Poland, Yisrael Kristal ranks 58Before her are Bolesław II the Generous (1041), Hans Lammers (1879), Mieszko II Lambert (990), Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), Henry II the Pious (1196), and Przemysł II (1257). After her are Piast the Wheelwright (800), Władysław I Herman (1043), Hans Modrow (1928), Władysław II the Exile (1105), Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), and Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676).