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Theodor Herzl
  • Name: Theodor Herzl
  • Born: 05/02/1860
  • Died: 07/03/1904 (44 years old)
  • Occupation: Journalist, playwright, writer, political activist
  • Known for: Father of modern political Zionism

Theodor Herzl (/ˈhɜːrtsəl, ˈhɛərtsəl/; German: [ˈhɛɐtsl̩]; Hebrew: תֵּאוֹדוֹר הֶרְצְל Te’odor Hertsel; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar; Hebrew name given at his brit milah Binyamin Ze’ev (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין זְאֵב), also known in Hebrew as חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה, Chozeh HaMedinah, lit. “Visionary of the State”; 2 May 1860– 3 July 1904) was a Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer who was the father of modern political Zionism. Herzl formed the Zionist Organization and promoted Jewish immigration to Palestine in an effort to form a Jewish state. Though he died before its establishment, he is known as the father of the State of Israel.

School: University of Vienna

Birth Place: Pest, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire

Death Place: Reichenau an der Rax, Austria-Hungary

Source: Wikipedia

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