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List of Presidents of Israel by longevity

Living as of October 2018
President Date of birth President
Reuven Rivlin (1939-09-09) 9 September 1939 (age 79) 2014–
Moshe Katsav (1945-12-05) 5 December 1945 (age 72) 2000–2007

This is a list Presidents of Israel in order of longevity. There are currently ten Presidents on the list, two of whom are living. The list is in descending order and is correct as of 12 October 2018. The longest-lived president was Yitzhak Navon (1921–2015).

To account for the different number of leap days within the life of each president, two measures of longevity are given. The first is the number of whole years the president lived, and the number of days past their last birthday. The second list the total number of days lived by the president, accounting for differing numbers of leap years within the lifespans of different presidents.

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Rank
President
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Longevity
(Years, Days)
Longevity
(Days)
1 Yitzhak Navon 9 April 1921 6 November 2015 94 years, 211 days 34,544 days
2 Shimon Peres 2 August 1923 28 September 2016 93 years, 57 days 34,026 days
3 Ephraim Katzir 16 May 1916 30 May 2009 93 years, 14 days 33,982 days
4 Zalman Shazar 24 November 1889 5 October 1974 84 years, 315 days 30,995 days
5 Ezer Weizman 15 June 1924 24 April 2005 80 years, 313 days 29,533 days
6 Reuven Rivlin 9 September 1939 Living 79 years, 33 days 28,888 days
7 Chaim Herzog 17 September 1918 17 April 1997 78 years, 212 days 28,702 days
8 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi 24 November 1884 23 April 1963 78 years, 150 days 28,638 days
9 Chaim Weizmann 27 November 1874 9 November 1952 77 years, 348 days 28,471 days
10 Moshe Katsav 5 December 1945 Living 72 years, 311 days 26,609 days
Presidents 10
Living 2
Deceased 8