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500 BC - 401 BC

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Ezra or Esdras (; Hebrew: עֶזְרָא, ʿEzrāʾ; fl. 480–440 BCE), also called Ezra the Scribe (עֶזְרָא הַסּוֹפֵר‎, ʿEzrāʾ hasSōfēr) and Ezra the Priest in the Book of Ezra, was a Jewish scribe (sofer) and priest (kohen). In Greco-Latin Ezra is called Esdras (Greek: Ἔσδρας). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ezra has received more than 1,835,643 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ezra is the 243rd most popular religious figure (up from 392nd in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 30th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

Ezra is most famous for his book of the Bible called the Book of Ezra. This book is about the return of the Jews from Babylonian captivity and how they rebuilt the temple in Jerusalem.

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Among religious figures, Ezra ranks 243 out of 2,238Before him are Maximilian Kolbe, Pope Damasus I, Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Amos, and Pope Adrian II. After him are Irenaeus, Pope Nicholas I, Joseph of Arimathea, Zechariah, Pope Callixtus II, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Ezra ranks 6Before him are Anaxagoras, Myron, Leucippus, Xanthippe, and Artaxerxes I of Persia. After him are Artemisia I of Caria, Brennus, Cyrus the Younger, Ictinus, Cratylus, and Xerxes II of Persia. Among people deceased in 401 BC, Ezra ranks 1After him are Zechariah, Cyrus the Younger, Agathon, Agis II, Clearchus of Sparta, and Megabyzus.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ezra ranks 19 out of 338Before him are Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Rabia of Basra (710), Zaha Hadid (1950), Sennacherib (-740), and Sargon II (-750). After him are Al-Masudi (896), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Belshazzar (-600), Ahmad Sanjar (1100), Khosrow II (570), and Al-Ma'mun (786).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ezra ranks 6Before him are Abraham (-1813), Abu Hanifa (698), Sarah (-1803), Mani (216), and Rabia of Basra (710). After him are Belshazzar (-600), Idris (-3500), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Eber (-2038), Ibn Hisham (701), and Junayd of Baghdad (830).