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About David Ben-Gurion
David Ben-Gurion is credited with being the State of Israel’s primary national founder. From a young age, he nurtured his passion for Zionism and by 1946, he had become the World Zionist Organization’s executive head. He also led the Jewish community in Palestine before he declared the State of Israel‘s establishment in 1948.
As “Israel’s Founding Father”, he is known to have helped write the Declaration of Independence and signed it. He also led Israel in the Arab-Israel War of 1948 and subsequently served as the country’s minister of defence and first Prime Minister.
He was the son of a “corner advocate” named Avigdor Grün and his first wife, Scheindel Broitman, who died in 1897 shortly after having a stillborn. He had three children with his wife, Paula Ben-Gurion.
He was honored with the Bialik Prize and Solomon Bublick Award.
He died of a cerebral haemorrhage on 1 December 1973.
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Famous quotes by David Ben-Gurion
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.David Ben-Gurion
Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.David Ben-Gurion
Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen... Their faith is their passport.David Ben-Gurion
F.A.Q. about David Ben-Gurion
When is his birthday?
David Ben-Gurion's birthday is on October 16, 1886.
In how many days is his birthday?
David's birthday is in 81 days
How old was David when he died?
He was 87 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 1, 1973.
How old would he be today?
David Ben-Gurion would be 134 years old if he was alive today.
Where was David from?
He was born in Płońsk, Poland.
David Ben-Gurion's Popularity
David Ben-Gurion was a famous Israeli politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel, who was born on October 16, 1886. As a person born on this date, David Ben-Gurion is listed in our database as the 88th most popular celebrity for the day (October 16) and the 43rd most popular for the year (1886).
People born on October 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. David Ben-Gurion is the 2729th most popular Libra.
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