Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

Israeli politician, 2nd president of Israel (1884-1963)

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (Hebrew: יִצְחָק בֶּן־צְבִי‎‎‎ Yitshak Ben-Tsvi; 24 November 1884 – 23 April 1963) was an Israeli historian and politician. He was a Labor Zionist. From 1952 until 1963, he was the 2nd President of Israel.

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
יצחק בן־צבי
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.jpg
2nd President of Israel
In office
16 December 1952 – 23 April 1963
Prime MinisterDavid Ben-Gurion
Moshe Sharett
David Ben-Gurion
Preceded byChaim Weizmann
Succeeded byZalman Shazar
Personal details
Born(1884-11-24)24 November 1884
Poltava, Russian Empire
Died23 April 1963(1963-04-23) (aged 78)
Jerusalem, Israel
NationalityIsraeli
Political partyMapai
Spouse(s)Rachel Yanait
Children2
Alma materIstanbul University Faculty of Law
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