David Ben-Gurion

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion Full Name: David Ben-Gurion
Nationality: Polish

Profession: First Israeli Prime Minister
Why Famous: As Prime Minister of Israel, he helped build state institutions, presiding over various national projects aimed at the development of the country. Also oversaw the absorption of vast numbers of Jews from all over the world. He is considered Israel's "founding father".

Born: October 16, 1886
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: PÅ‚onsk, Poland

Died: December 1, 1973 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Historical Events in the Life of David Ben-Gurion

  • 1942-05-12 David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1951-08-01 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election
  • 1951-10-07 David Ben-Gurion forms 3rd Israeli government
  • 1953-11-12 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1955-11-02 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
  • 1959-11-03 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election
  • 1961-01-31 David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1963-06-15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns
  • 1963-06-16 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
  • 1965-07-11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

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