James, brother of Jesus

20 BC - 69

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James the Just, or a variation of James, brother of the Lord (Latin: Iacobus from Hebrew: יעקב, Ya'akov and Greek: Ἰάκωβος, Iákōbos, can also be Anglicized as "Jacob"), was "a brother of Jesus", according to the New Testament. He was an early leader of the Jerusalem Church of the Apostolic Age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James, brother of Jesus has received more than 2,269,492 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 48 in 2019). James, brother of Jesus is the 661st most popular religious figure (down from 568th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Israel (down from 85th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Religious Figure.

James, the brother of Jesus, is most famous for being one of the first followers of Jesus and for being a leader in the early church.

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Among religious figures, James, brother of Jesus ranks 661 out of 2,238Before him are Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Zephaniah, Theodora, Aloysius Stepinac, Mordecai, and Eulalia of Mérida. After him are Josaphat Kuntsevych, Angelo Sodano, Saint Remigius, Ludmila of Bohemia, Gertrude the Great, and Hashim ibn Abd Manaf.

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Among people born in 20 BC, James, brother of Jesus ranks 6Before him are John the Baptist, Herod Antipas, Phaedrus, Gaius Caesar, and Sejanus.  Among people deceased in 69, James, brother of Jesus ranks 4Before him are Galba, Vitellius, and Otho. After him are Tigellinus, Sporus, Cartimandua, Evodius, Epaphroditus, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus.

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Among people born in Israel, James, brother of Jesus ranks 97 out of 430Before him are Berenice (28), Uri Geller (1946), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), Unas (-2400), Zephaniah (-701), and Ezer Weizman (1924). After him are Itzhak Perlman (1945), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Dan Shechtman (1941), Canaan (null), and Natalie Portman (1981).


Among religious figures born in Israel, James, brother of Jesus ranks 43Before him are Pope Theodore I (600), Nicodemus (-50), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Isaac Luria (1534), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), and Zephaniah (-701). After him are Canaan (null), Philip the Evangelist (100), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Al-Tabarani (873), and Saint Petronilla (50).