James, son of Zebedee

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James, son of Zebedee

James the Great also known as James, son of Zebedee or as Saint James the Greater (Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב, Yaʿqob; Latin: Iacomus Maximus; Greek: Ἰάκωβος; died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. James is described as one of the first disciples to join Jesus. The Synoptic Gospels say that James and John were with their father by the seashore when Jesus called them to follow him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James, son of Zebedee has received more than 1,606,316 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 27th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, James, son of Zebedee ranks 28 out of 2,001Before him are Saint Joseph, John Calvin, Matthew the Apostle, Ali, Andrew the Apostle, and Saint Nicholas. After him are Abu Bakr, John the Apostle, Anthony of Padua, Pope John XXIII, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Paul VI.

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Among people born in 1, James, son of Zebedee ranks 1After him are Thomas the Apostle, Saint Stephen, Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, Saint Matthias, Saint Veronica, Pope Linus, Barabbas, Pope Anacletus, Thomas Bangalter, and Vologases I of Parthia. Among people deceased in 44, James, son of Zebedee ranks 1After him are Herod Agrippa and Daemusin of Goguryeo.

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Among people born in Israel, James, son of Zebedee ranks 13 out of 294Before him are Saint George (280), Mary Magdalene (-10), Elijah (-1000), Ramesses II (-1303), Matthew the Apostle (10), and Andrew the Apostle (-6). After him are Herod the Great (-73), John the Apostle (6), Jonah (-850), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Isaac (-1900), and Thomas the Apostle (1).