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James, son of Zebedee

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James the Great, also known as James, son of Zebedee, Saint James the Great, Saint James the Greater, Saint James the Elder, or Saint Jacob (Aramaic ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܪ ܙܒܕܝ, Arabic يعقوب; Hebrew בן זבדי יַעֲקֹב‎, Yaʿăqōb, Latin Iacobus Maior, Greek Ἰάκωβος τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου Iákōbos tû Zebedaíou; died AD 44), was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. According to the New Testament, he was the second of the apostles to die (after Judas Iscariot), and the first to be martyred. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James, son of Zebedee has received more than 1,939,238 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia. James, son of Zebedee is the 37th most popular religious figure (down from 28th in 2019). (up from 11th in 2019)

James, son of Zebedee, is most famous for being one of the apostles of Jesus.

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  • 85

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  • 12.51

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  • 3.48

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Among religious figures, James, son of Zebedee ranks 37 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Stephen, John the Apostle, Pope Benedict XVI, Saint Lucy, Husayn ibn Ali, and Queen of Sheba. After him are Samuel, Catherine of Alexandria, Pope John Paul I, Pope John XXIII, Joshua, and Judas Iscariot.

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Among people born in 1, James, son of Zebedee ranks 2Before him is Saint Stephen. After him are Thomas the Apostle, Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, Pope Linus, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, Onesimus, 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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