Yitzhak Shamir

1915 - 2012

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Yitzhak Shamir (Hebrew: יצחק שמיר, listen ; 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 and 1986–1992. Before the establishment of the State of Israel, Shamir was a leader of the Zionist militant group Lehi. After the establishment of the Israeli state he served in the Mossad between 1955 and 1965 and as a Knesset member. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yitzhak Shamir has received more than 736,488 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Yitzhak Shamir is the 1,159th most popular politician (down from 867th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Belarus and the 8th most popular Belarusian 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 1,159 out of 15,710Before him are Stephen III of Moldavia, Alfredo Stroessner, Şehzade Cihangir, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Margaret of Parma, and Louis, Dauphin of France. After him are Andrei Zhdanov, Cnut the Great, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, Martti Ahtisaari, Ptolemy V Epiphanes, and Takeda Shingen.

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Among people born in 1915, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 14Before him are Vasily Zaitsev, Moshe Dayan, Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, Eli Wallach, and Paul Samuelson. After him are Jerome Bruner, Sviatoslav Richter, Paul Tibbets, Joachim Peiper, Saul Bellow, and Billie Holiday. Among people deceased in 2012, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 11Before him are Wisława Szymborska, Whitney Houston, Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Ahmed Ben Bella. After him are Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ernest Borgnine, Carroll Shelby, Elinor Ostrom, and George Tupou V.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 11 out of 274Before him are Menachem Begin (1913), Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Andrei Gromyko (1909), and Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732). After him are Simon Kuznets (1901), Chaim Soutine (1893), Meyer Lansky (1902), Ryszard Kapuściński (1932), Yanka Kupala (1882), and Sviatopolk I of Kiev (978).

Among POLITICIANS In Belarus

Among politicians born in Belarus, Yitzhak Shamir ranks 8Before him are Alexander Lukashenko (1954), Menachem Begin (1913), Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Andrei Gromyko (1909), and Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732). After him are Sviatopolk I of Kiev (978), Hacı I Giray (1397), Stanislav Shushkevich (1934), Zalman Shazar (1889), Mstislav I of Kiev (1076), and Isser Harel (1912).