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. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herod Antipas has received more than 1,872,187 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Herod Antipas is the 283rd most popular politician (up from 292nd in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Israel (up from 33rd in 2019) and the 4th 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 283 out of 15,710Before him are Julian, Golda Meir, Khafra, Edward II of England, Lee Kuan Yew, and Bill Clinton. After him are Jacques Chirac, Charles VIII of France, Eva Perón, Xi Jinping, Alexander II of Russia, and Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.

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Among people born in 20 BC, Herod Antipas ranks 2Before him is John the Baptist. After him are Gaius Caesar, Phaedrus, 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 32 out of 389Before him are Philip the Apostle (5), Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), Ariel Sharon (1928), and Yitzhak Rabin (1922). After him are Saint Christopher (220), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), and Joachim (-100).


Among politicians born in Israel, Herod Antipas ranks 4Before him are Herod the Great (-73), Ariel Sharon (1928), and Yitzhak Rabin (1922). After him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Goliath (-1060), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Hezekiah (-800), and Jeroboam (-1000).