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Zedekiah () also known as Tzidkiyahu originally called Mattanyahu or Mattaniah, was the twentieth and last king of Judah before the destruction of the kingdom by King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon. Zedekiah had been installed as king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon, after a siege of Jerusalem in 597 BC, to succeed his nephew, Jehoiachin, who was overthrown as king after a reign of only three months and ten days. William F. Albright dates the start of Zedekiah's reign to 598 BC, while E. R. Thiele gives the start in 597 BC. On that reckoning, Zedekiah was born in c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zedekiah has received more than 648,079 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Zedekiah is the 1,103rd most popular politician (down from 956th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Israel (down from 26th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Israeli Politician.

Zedekiah is most famous for being the last king of Judah, who was overthrown by Nebuchadnezzar II.

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Among politicians, Zedekiah ranks 1,103 out of 15,710Before him are Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Brennus, Emperor Yingzong of Ming, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Harold Macmillan, and Patrice de MacMahon. After him are Artaxerxes III, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Alexander I of Macedon, Park Geun-hye, Muhammad XII of Granada, and Queen Paola of Belgium.

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Among people born in 617 BC, Zedekiah ranks 1

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Among people born in Israel, Zedekiah ranks 61 out of 389Before him are Penitent thief (-18), Daniel Kahneman (1934), Josiah (-648), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Rehoboam (-972), and Amin al-Husseini (1895). After him are Edward Said (1935), Manasseh of Judah (-800), Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177), Rabbi Akiva (50), Abijah of Judah (-1000), and Ahmed Yassin (1937).


Among politicians born in Israel, Zedekiah ranks 17Before him are Hezekiah (-800), Jeroboam (-1000), Josiah (-648), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Rehoboam (-972), and Amin al-Husseini (1895). After him are Manasseh of Judah (-800), Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177), Abijah of Judah (-1000), Jehoiakim (-634), Jeconiah (-700), and Ehud Barak (1942).