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Shimon Peres

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
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Profession: Israeli Statesman


Why Famous: The 9th President of Israel (2007-14), Peres also served twice as Israeli Prime Minister and twice as Interim Prime Minister.

In a political career spanning nearly 70 years, Peres was a member of 12 Israeli cabinets.

With Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leaders, Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, Peres won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for the peace talks that led to the Oslo Accords. Peres was the Israeli Foreign Minister at the time.

Born: August 2, 1923
Birthplace: Vishnyeva, Belarus

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 28, 2016 (aged 93)
Cause of Death: Stroke

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