Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

1884 - 1963

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Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (Hebrew: יִצְחָק בֶּן־צְבִי‎‎ Yitshak Ben-Tsvi; 24 November 1884 – 23 April 1963; born Izaak Shimshelevich) was a historian, ethnologist, Labor Zionist leader and the longest-serving President of Israel. He was first elected on 8 December 1952, assumed office on 16 December 1952, and continued to serve in the position until his death. As a scholar, Ben-Zvi conducted extensive research on Jewish communities in the Land of Israel, including those that existed before the foundation of the modern State of Israel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yitzhak Ben-Zvi has received more than 465,501 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Yitzhak Ben-Zvi is the 1,473rd most popular politician (up from 2,257th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 81st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Yitzhak ben-Zvi was the second president of Israel, from 1952 to 1963. He was also a Zionist leader and an historian.

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Among politicians, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi ranks 1,473 out of 19,576Before him are Masinissa, Charles III of Naples, Leo von Caprivi, Urho Kekkonen, Koxinga, and Uzziah. After him are Alexios IV Angelos, Anthemius, Millard Fillmore, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Theodore I Laskaris, and Avitus.

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Among people born in 1884, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi ranks 20Before him are Franz Halder, Peter Debye, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Friedrich Bergius, Gaston Bachelard, and Hermann Rorschach. After him are Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Theodor Svedberg, Auguste Piccard, Vincent Auriol, and Walther von Reichenau. Among people deceased in 1963, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi ranks 20Before him are Yasujirō Ozu, Nâzım Hikmet, Theodor Heuss, Francis Poulenc, Sylvia Plath, and Paul Hindemith. After him are Herbert Spencer Gasser, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Thích Quảng Đức, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Carmen Amaya, and Rajendra Prasad.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi ranks 55 out of 1,365Before him are Symon Petliura (1879), Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Semyon Timoshenko (1895), and Baal Shem Tov (1700). After him are Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Petro Poroshenko (1965), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), and Fanny Kaplan (1890).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi ranks 23Before him are Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Levi Eshkol (1895), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), Symon Petliura (1879), and Andrei Zhdanov (1896). After him are Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Petro Poroshenko (1965), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Daniel of Galicia (1201), and Sergey Bubka (1963).