Chaim Weizmann

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Birthday
27, 1874
Birthplace
Motal, Belarus
Death Date
Nov 9, 1952 (77)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
27, 1874
Birthplace
Motal, Belarus
Death Date
Nov 9, 1952 (77)

About

The first president of the State of Israel, who served from 1949 until his passing in 1952. He notably helped convince the United States government to recognize the state of Israel, which was a huge point of vindication for the new nation.

Before Fame

He studied chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Darmstadt, Germany.

Trivia

As a chemist he developed the acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation process, which produces acetone through bacterial fermentation.

Family Life

He was the third of 15 children.

Associated With

He and Abba Eban both served as presidents of Israel.