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Hillel the Elder

110 BC - 10

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Hillel (Hebrew: הִלֵּל Hīllēl; variously called Hillel the Elder, Hillel the Great, or Hillel the Babylonian; died c. 10 CE) was a Jewish religious leader, sage and scholar associated with the development of the Mishnah and the Talmud and the founder of the House of Hillel school of tannaim. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hillel the Elder has received more than 1,273,304 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Hillel the Elder is the 679th most popular religious figure (up from 683rd in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Iraq and the 13th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

Hillel the Elder is most famous for his teachings of Hillel's Golden Rule.

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Among religious figures, Hillel the Elder ranks 679 out of 2,238Before him are Onuphrius, Malachi, Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, Nachman of Breslov, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, and Philemon. After him are Olaus Magnus, Piruz Nahavandi, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Zephaniah, Theodora, and Abe no Seimei.

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Among people born in 110 BC, Hillel the Elder ranks 1After him are Hyrcanus II, Titus Pomponius Atticus, Philodemus, Lucius Julius Caesar, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among people deceased in 10, Hillel the Elder ranks 1After him are Salome I, Marcus Antistius Labeo, and Didymus Chalcenterus.

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Among people born in Iraq, Hillel the Elder ranks 65 out of 338Before him are Fuad Masum (1938), Lugal-zage-si (-2360), Shalmaneser I (-1400), Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), Al-Mutawakkil (822), and Al-Amin (787). After him are Berossus (-400), Urukagina (-2500), Shamshi-Adad I (-1860), Qutayba ibn Muslim (668), Ya'qubi (801), and Ziryab (789).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Hillel the Elder ranks 13Before him are Belshazzar (-600), Idris (-3500), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Eber (-2038), Ibn Hisham (701), and Junayd of Baghdad (830). After him are Nahor, son of Serug (-1912), Haran (null), Ibn Sa'd (784), Ibn Qutaybah (828), Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935), and Suhayb ar-Rumi (587).