500 BC - 401 BC

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Ezra (; 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 1,520,498 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ezra is the 393rd most popular religious figure (up from 467th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 40th in 2019) and the 10th 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 393 out of 2,272Before him are Pachomius the Great, Talhah, Pope John XIV, Pope John VII, Abu Dawood, and Pope Sabinian. After him are Uwais al-Qarani, Thomas à Kempis, Pope Pontian, Gregory Palamas, Maya, and Pope John III.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Ezra ranks 8Before him are Myron, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Xanthippe, Leucippus, Artemisia I of Caria, and Brennus. After him are Cyrus the Younger, Xerxes II of Persia, Sogdianus of Persia, Ictinus, Cratylus, and Zeuxis. Among people deceased in 401 BC, Ezra ranks 2Before him is Zechariah. After him are Cyrus the Younger, Agathon, Agis II, Clearchus of Sparta, and Megabyzus.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ezra ranks 30 out of 300Before him are Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Al-Masudi (896), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Idris (-3500), Jalal Talabani (1933), and Ismail al-Jazari (1136). After him are Ur-Nammu (-2200), Gudea (-2200), Khosrow II (570), Al-Mu'tasim (796), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (1971), and Enheduanna (-2300).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ezra ranks 10Before him are Mani (216), Rabia of Basra (710), Belshazzar (-600), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), and Idris (-3500). After him are Hasan al-Askari (846), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Ibn Hisham (701), Hillel the Elder (-110), Ibn Qutaybah (828), and Ibn Sa'd (784).