500 BC - 401 BC


Ezra (; Hebrew: עֶזְרָא, ‘Ezrā; fl. 480–440 BCE), also called Ezra the Scribe (עֶזְרָא הַסּוֹפֵר, Ezra ha-Sofer) 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 1,193,114 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 470th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Ezra ranks 470 out of 2,001Before him are Saint Rosalia, Dominic Savio, Pope John XII, Antipope Benedict XIII, Pope Eugene III, and Camillus de Lellis. After him are Pope Pontian, Pope John XIII, Francis of Paola, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Denis, and Guru Nanak.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Ezra ranks 12Before him are Artemisia I of Caria, Xerxes II of Persia, Brennus, Sogdianus of Persia, Cyrus the Younger, and Ictinus. After him are Cratylus, Zeuxis, Meton of Athens, Pleistarchus, Brasidas, and Nicias. Among people deceased in 401 BC, Ezra ranks 3Before him are Zechariah and Cyrus the Younger. After him are Agathon, Agis II, Clearchus of Sparta, and Megabyzus.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Ezra ranks 40 out of 262Before him are Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (1971), Ur-Nammu (-2200), Ahmad Sanjar (1085), Khosrow II (570), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), and Gudea (-2200). After him are Suleyman Shah (1178), Al-Musta'sim (1213), Shalmaneser III (-900), Al-Ash'ari (873), Al-Nasir (1158), and Al-Mu'tasim (796).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ezra ranks 10Before him are Mani (216), Belshazzar (-600), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Al-Mansur (714), Idris (-3500), and Muhammad al-Mahdi (869). After him are Isaac Luria (1534), Hillel the Elder (-110), Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935), Ibn Qutaybah (828), Abo of Tiflis (756), and Suhayb ar-Rumi (587).

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