Herod the Great

73 BC - 3 BC

Herod the Great

Herod I (; Hebrew: הוֹרְדוֹס, Modern: Hordos, Tiberian: Hōreḏōs; Greek: Ἡρῴδης Hērǭdēs; c. 73–4 BCE), also known as Herod the Great, was a Roman client king of Judea, referred to as the Herodian kingdom. The history of his legacy has polarized opinion, as he is known for his colossal building projects throughout Judea, including his renovation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the expansion of the Temple Mount towards its north, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the construction of the port at Caesarea Maritima, the fortress at Masada, and Herodium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herod the Great has received more than 4,197,254 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 101st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Herod the Great ranks 100 out of 14,801Before him are Darius the Great, Murad III, Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Brezhnev, Theodosius I, and Tiberius. After him are Philip II of Spain, Skanderbeg, Pepin the Short, Bayezid I, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and Osman I.

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Among people born in 73 BC, Herod the Great ranks 1 Among people deceased in 3 BC, Herod the Great ranks 1

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Among people born in Israel, Herod the Great ranks 14 out of 294Before him are Mary Magdalene (-10), Elijah (-1000), Ramesses II (-1303), Matthew the Apostle (10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), and James, son of Zebedee (1). After him are John the Apostle (6), Jonah (-850), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Isaac (-1900), Thomas the Apostle (1), and Isaiah (-800).


Among politicians born in Israel, Herod the Great ranks 1After him are Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Goliath (-1060), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Reuven Rivlin (1939), and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160).

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