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100 BC - 63

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Gamaliel the Elder (; also spelled Gamliel; Hebrew: רַבַּן גַּמְלִיאֵל הַזָּקֵן Rabban Gamlīʾēl hazZāqēn; Koinē Greek: Γαμαλιὴλ ὁ Πρεσβύτερος Gamaliēl ho Presbýteros), or Rabban Gamaliel I, was a leading authority in the Sanhedrin in the early first century CE. He was the son of Simeon ben Hillel and grandson of the great Jewish teacher Hillel the Elder. He fathered Simeon ben Gamliel, who was named for Gamaliel's father, and a daughter, who married a priest named Simon ben Nathanael. In the Christian tradition, Gamaliel is recognized as a Pharisee doctor of Jewish Law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gamaliel has received more than 931,797 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Gamaliel is the 585th most popular religious figure (down from 553rd in 2019).

Gamaliel is most famous for being a Pharisee who tried to stop the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

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Among religious figures, Gamaliel ranks 585 out of 2,238Before him are Fatima al-Fihri, Ali al-Hadi, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Pope Alexander II, Catherine Labouré, and Jean Meslier. After him are Pope Theodore II, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Sister Lúcia, Joan Enric Vives Sicília, John Knox, and Macarius of Egypt.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Gamaliel ranks 15Before him are Herodias, Cornelius Nepos, Simon of Cyrene, Cleopatra V of Egypt, Ambiorix, and Gaius Octavius. After him are Andronicus of Rhodes, Zebedee, Ptolemy XI Alexander II, Titus Labienus, Thusnelda, and Valerius Maximus. Among people deceased in 63, Gamaliel ranks 1After him is Claudia Augusta.

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