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Hagar (Hebrew: הָגָר‎, Hāgār, of uncertain origin; Arabic: هَاجَر‎ Hājar; Greek: Ἁγάρ, Hagár; Latin: Agar) is a biblical figure. According to the Book of Genesis, she was bought in Egypt as a slave for Sarah, who gave her to Abraham to bear a child. The product of the union was Abraham's firstborn, Ishmael, the progenitor of the Ishmaelites, generally taken to be the Arabs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hagar has received more than 1,354,692 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Hagar is the 186th most popular religious figure (up from 200th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Hagar is most famous for being the mother of Ishmael, the father of the Arab people.

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  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Hagar ranks 186 out of 2,272Before her are Pope Joan, Pope Innocent XII, John Bosco, Pope Leo III, Pope Gregory XIV, and John of Nepomuk. After her are Saint Patrick, Pope Marcellus II, Pope Benedict XI, Pope Innocent VI, Pope Clement X, and Pope Alexander I.

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Among people born in 1800 BC, Hagar ranks 1After her are Wegaf, Pithana, Bu Bing, Khendjer, Sekhemkare, Neferhotep I, Sobekhotep III, Zimri-Lim, Hor, Khaankhre Sobekhotep, and Abi-Eshuh.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Hagar ranks 42 out of 520Before her are Demis Roussos (1946), Philo (-15), Baibars (1223), Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ay (-1380), and Naguib Mahfouz (1911). After her are Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), Dalida (1933), Ramesses III (-1217), Sneferu (-2700), and Smenkhkare (-1400).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Hagar ranks 6Before her are Moses (-1393), Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), Catherine of Alexandria (287), and Miriam (-1400). After her are Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), Saint Sarah (100), Saint Maurice (250), and Paul of Thebes (227).