Herod Antipas

20 BC - 39

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Herod Antipas (Greek: Ἡρῴδης Ἀντίπας, Hērǭdēs Antipas; c. 20 BC – c. 39 AD) was a 1st-century ruler of Galilee and Perea. He 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 He was a son of Herod the Great and a grandson of Antipater the Idumaean. He is widely known today for accounts in the New Testament of his role in events that led to the executions of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 14, Matthew 14:1–12). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herod Antipas has received more than 2,593,384 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Herod Antipas is the 415th most popular politician (down from 357th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Israel (down from 29th in 2019) and the 8th 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 415 out of 19,576Before him are Olof Palme, Edward IV of England, Charles the Fat, Malik-Shah I, Ibn Saud, and Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib. After him are Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Louis VII of France, Rurik, Albert II of Belgium, Vitellius, and Ludwig II of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 20 BC, Herod Antipas ranks 2Before him is John the Baptist. After him are Phaedrus, James, brother of Jesus, Gaius Caesar, and Sejanus. 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 466Before him are Ezekiel (-621), Salome (14), Jude the Apostle (15), Simon the Zealot (1), Moshe Dayan (1915), and Ahmed Yassin (1937). After him are Bathsheba (-3500), Rehoboam (-972), John the Evangelist (10), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Amin al-Husseini (1895), and Joachim (-100).


Among politicians born in Israel, Herod Antipas ranks 8Before him are Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod the Great (-73), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), and Moshe Dayan (1915). After him are Rehoboam (-972), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Amin al-Husseini (1895), Jeroboam (-1000), Ehud Barak (1942), and Ehud Olmert (1945).