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Ben-Gurion, David

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1973 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Prime Ministers

Israeli (Polish-born) politician and Zionist

1886 – Born on the 16th of October in Plonsk, Poland.

Became an ardent Zionist and socialist.

1906 – Moved to Palestine.

Worked as an agricultural laborer in the orange groves, and as journalist.

1915 – Expelled from Palestine, then under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, due to his political activities.

1917 – Moved to New York City and married the Russian-born Paula Munweis.

1949-1953 – Became Prime Minister of Israel on 25th of February. (1st prime minister of Israel)

1953 – Announced his intention to withdraw from government and settle in the Kibbutz Sde-Boker, in the Israeli


1955-1963 – Returned to office as Defense Minister and later Prime Minister.

1973 – He died on 1st of December in Tel Aviv, Israel.