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1140 BC - 1080 BC

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Gideon (; Hebrew: גִּדְעוֹן‎, Modern: Gīdʿōn, Tiberian: Gīḏəʿōn) also named Jerubbaal and Jerubbesheth, was a military leader, judge and prophet whose calling and victory over the Midianites are recounted in Judges 6–8 of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible. Gideon was the son of Joash, from the Abiezrite clan in the tribe of Manasseh and lived in Ephra (Ophrah). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gideon has received more than 2,239,358 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 37 in 2019). Gideon is the 543rd most popular politician (down from 505th in 2019).

Gideon is most famous for his victory in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright, which established the requirement for indigent criminal defendants to be provided with attorneys.

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Among politicians, Gideon ranks 543 out of 15,577Before him are Anthony Eden, Theodosius II, Rehoboam, Franz von Papen, Ahmose I, and Emperor Wu of Han. After him are Philip III of France, Nizam al-Mulk, Abdülaziz, Patrice Lumumba, John, King of England, and Mahmoud Abbas.

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Among people born in 1140 BC, Gideon ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1080 BC, Gideon ranks 1After him is Jephthah.

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