Theodore Herzl

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(Journalist, playwright, writer, political activist)
BornBenjamin Ze'ev Herzl
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Died1904-07-03 (Age 44)
Edlach, Austria-Hungary
Cause of death
cardiac sclerosis
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
SpouseJulie Naschauer

Theodor Herzl was a journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer who was the father of political Zionism. Herzl formed the World 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.

Herzl is specifically mentioned in the Israeli Declaration of Independence and is officially referred to as "the spiritual father of the Jewish State",[1] i.e. the visionary who gave a concrete, practicable platform and framework to political Zionism

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  1. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Declaration of Establishment of State of Israel [1]