Bartholomew the Apostle

100 BC - 100

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Bartholomew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Most scholars today identify Bartholomew as Nathanael, who appears in the Gospel of John (1:45–51; cf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartholomew the Apostle has received more than 3,102,836 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Bartholomew the Apostle is the 67th most popular religious figure (down from 52nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Israel (down from 18th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Bartholomew is most famous for being one of the twelve apostles. He was born in Galilee and was a fisherman by trade. He is also said to have been a missionary and evangelist, and he is believed to have been martyred in Armenia.

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Among religious figures, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 67 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Pius XII, Judas Iscariot, Saint Valentine, Anthony of Padua, Jerome, and Hildegard of Bingen. After him are Pope Innocent VII, Pope Julius II, 14th Dalai Lama, John Chrysostom, Rachel, and Saint Anne.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 4Before him are Julius Caesar, Mary, mother of Jesus, and Saint Joseph. After him are Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Lazarus of Bethany, Joachim, Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Cornelius Nepos, and Crixus. Among people deceased in 100, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 6Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, Josephus, Mary Magdalene, and John the Apostle. After him are Saint Anne, Salome, Elizabeth, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, and Caiaphas.

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Among people born in Israel, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 22 out of 466Before him are Isaiah (-800), Saul (-1079), Herod the Great (-73), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), and Judas Iscariot (50). After him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Ezekiel (-621), Salome (14), Jude the Apostle (15), Simon the Zealot (1), and Moshe Dayan (1915).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Bartholomew the Apostle ranks 14Before him are Mary Magdalene (-10), Matthew the Apostle (10), Jonah (-850), Isaiah (-800), Saul (-1079), and Judas Iscariot (50). After him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Ezekiel (-621), Salome (14), Jude the Apostle (15), Simon the Zealot (1), and Ahmed Yassin (1937).