Yitzhak Shamir

1915 - 2012

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Yitzhak Shamir (Hebrew: יצחק שמיר, ; born Yitzhak Yezernitsky; October 22, 1915 – June 30, 2012) was an Israeli politician and the seventh prime minister of Israel, serving two terms (1983–1984, 1986–1992). Before the establishment of the State of Israel, Shamir was a leader of the Zionist militant group Lehi, also known as the Stern Gang. Yitzhak Shamir grew up in interwar Poland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yitzhak Shamir has received more than 1,204,993 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Yitzhak Shamir is the 716th most popular politician (up from 1,419th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Poland (down from 12th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Polish Politician.

Yitzhak Shamir was the Prime Minister of Israel from 1983 to 1984 and from 1986 to 1992. He was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1984.

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Among politicians, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 716 out of 19,576Before him are Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Smenkhkare, Wang Mang, Leo III the Isaurian, John Zápolya, and Stefan Dušan. After him are Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Sigismund II Augustus, Pedro I of Brazil, Peter I of Serbia, and Ion Antonescu.

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Among people born in 1915, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 9Before him are Anthony Quinn, Moshe Dayan, Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, Roland Barthes, and Vasily Zaitsev. After him are David Rockefeller, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Eli Wallach, Paul Samuelson, and Billie Holiday. Among people deceased in 2012, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 7Before him are Neil Armstrong, Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, and Whitney Houston. After him are Griselda Blanco, Ahmed Ben Bella, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Tony Scott, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jon Lord.

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Among people born in Poland, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 32 out of 1,694Before him are Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Eric of Pomerania (1381), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Ernst Cassirer (1874), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), and Zygmunt Bauman (1925). After him are Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Günther von Kluge (1882), Andrzej Wajda (1926), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), and Kurt Lewin (1890).


Among politicians born in Poland, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 6Before him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Kaczyński (1949), and Władysław IV Vasa (1595). After him are Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Casimir III the Great (1310), Donald Tusk (1957), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), and Sigismund I the Old (1467).