• Born date: 1858-01-07
  • Born in: Russian empire
  • Death date: 1922-12-16
  • Death in: Mandatory Palestine
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

Eliezer Ben‑Yehuda (Hebrew: אליעזר בן־יהודה‎‎ pronounced [ɛli'ʕɛzeʁ bɛn jɛhu'da]; 7 January 1858 – 16 December 1922) was a Litvak lexicographer and newspaper editor. He was the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era.

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