David Ben-Gurion

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Birthday
16, 1886
Birthplace
Plonsk, Poland
Death Date
Dec 1, 1973 (87)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1886
Birthplace
Plonsk, Poland
Death Date
Dec 1, 1973 (87)

About

Historical figure who led the fight for Israeli independence and served as the country's first Prime Minister from 1948 to 1954 and then again from 1955 to 1963. He also served Israel as its Minister of Defense and worked to improve relations between Israelis and West Germans.

Before Fame

He was arrested during the Russian Revolution in 1905 and would late move to Palestine.

Trivia

He earned the title of 'Israel's founding father,' as a result of his instrumental work with the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Paula Ben-Gurion.

Associated With

He was the first Prime Minister of Israel while Benjamin Netanyahu was the country's first Israeli-born Prime Minister.