800 BC - 700 BC


Isaiah was the 8th-century BC Israelite prophet after whom the Book of Isaiah is named.Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as "the prophet", but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and any such historical Isaiah is complicated. The traditional view is that all 66 chapters of the book of Isaiah were written by one man, Isaiah, possibly in two periods between 740 BC and c. 686 BC, separated by approximately 15 years, and that the book includes dramatic prophetic declarations of Cyrus the Great in the Bible, acting to restore the nation of Israel from Babylonian captivity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaiah has received more than 2,049,018 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 52nd most popular religious figure.

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  • 60

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  • 10.53

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Among religious figures, Isaiah ranks 54 out of 2,001Before him are Saint Valentine, Romulus Augustulus, Thomas the Apostle, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Pius XI, and Jerome. After him are Pope Pius IX, Joshua, Saint Anne, Anthony the Great, Hildegard of Bingen, and Samuel.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Isaiah ranks 3Before him are Homer and Hesiod. After him are Lycurgus of Sparta, Hezekiah, Amos, Manasseh of Judah, Esarhaddon, Achaemenes, Hoshea, Jotham of Judah, and Taharqa. Among people deceased in 700 BC, Isaiah ranks 2Before him is Hesiod. After him are Gyges of Lydia, Achaemenes, Tyrtaeus, Jehoahaz of Judah, Cylon of Athens, Perdiccas I of Macedon, Shebitku, Ariaramnes, Callinus, and Argaeus I of Macedon.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Isaiah ranks 20 out of 294Before him are Herod the Great (-73), John the Apostle (6), Jonah (-850), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Isaac (-1900), and Thomas the Apostle (1). After him are Saint Anne (-100), Philip the Apostle (5), Saint Stephen (1), Simon the Zealot (1), Josephus (37), and Ariel Sharon (1928).