Chaim Herzog

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Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Apr 17, 1997 (78)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Apr 17, 1997 (78)

About

Following his service in both the British and Israeli Armies, he took office as Israel's sixth President. Also an author, he published such historical nonfiction works as Heroes of Israel: Profiles of Jewish Courage and Who Stands Accused?: Israel Answers Its Critics.

Before Fame

Born in Ireland to a high-ranking Rabbi father, he earned a law degree from University College London.

Trivia

A member of the British Army's Intelligence Corps, he was involved, during the last years of World War II, in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

Family Life

He and his wife, Egyptian-born scientist Aura Ambache, raised four children: Roni, Michael, Isaac, and Yoel.

Associated With

His brother-in-law, Abba Eban, was both a diplomat and a prominent Hebrew and Arabic scholar.