Herod the Great

73 BC - 3 BC

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Herod I (; Hebrew: הוֹרְדוֹס‎, Modern: Hōrdōs, Tiberian: Hōrəḏōs; Greek: Ἡρῴδης Hērṓidēs; c. 72 – 4 or 1 BCE), also known as Herod the Great, was a Roman Jewish client king of Judea, referred to as the Herodian kingdom. 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 enclosure around the Cave 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 5,863,781 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Herod the Great is the 102nd most popular politician (down from 100th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Israel (down from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Politician.

Hereditary king of Judea, and the Roman client-king of the province of Judea. He was the son of Antipater the Idumaean, and Cypros, a Nabatean Arab.

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Among politicians, Herod the Great ranks 102 out of 15,710Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Leonid Brezhnev, Murad IV, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, and Cleopatra. After him are Muammar Gaddafi, Hirohito, Philip IV of France, Xerxes I, Claudius, and George Washington.

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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 389Before him are Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), Jonah (-850), and Matthew the Apostle (10). After him are John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Isaiah (-800), and Saint Stephen (1).


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), Goliath (-1060), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Hezekiah (-800), and Jeroboam (-1000).