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Herod Antipas

20 BC - 39

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Herod Antipas (Greek: Ἡρῴδης Ἀντίπας, Hērǭdēs Antipas; born before 20 BC – died after 39 AD), was a 1st-century ruler of Galilee and Perea, who bore the title of tetrarch ("ruler of a quarter") and is referred to as both "Herod the Tetrarch" and "King Herod" in the New Testament, although he never held the title of king. He was a son of Herod the Great and a grandson of Antipater the Idumaean. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herod Antipas has received more than 2,080,520 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Herod Antipas is the 360th most popular politician (down from 283rd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Israel (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Israeli Politician.

Herod Antipas was most famous for his role in the trial and execution of John the Baptist.

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Among politicians, Herod Antipas ranks 360 out of 15,577Before him are Philip I of Castile, Cambyses II, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Edward VIII, Golda Meir, and Barack Obama. After him are Shimon Peres, George V, Priam, Gerald Ford, Chagatai Khan, and Sokollu Mehmed Pasha.

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Among people born in 20 BC, Herod Antipas ranks 2Before him is John the Baptist. After him are Phaedrus, Gaius Caesar, Sejanus, and James, brother of Jesus. Among people deceased in 39, Herod Antipas ranks 1After him is Seneca the Elder.

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Among people born in Israel, Herod Antipas ranks 30 out of 430Before him are Jude the Apostle (15), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Ariel Sharon (1928), Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), and Yitzhak Rabin (1922). After him are Bathsheba (-3500), Goliath (-1060), Eusebius (265), John the Evangelist (10), Moshe Dayan (1915), and Rehoboam (-972).


Among politicians born in Israel, Herod Antipas ranks 5Before him are Herod the Great (-73), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Ariel Sharon (1928), and Yitzhak Rabin (1922). After him are Goliath (-1060), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), and Hezekiah (-800).