RELIGIOUS FIGURE

John the Baptist

20 BC - 31

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John the Baptist (late 1st century BC – c. AD 30) was a Jewish itinerant preacher in the early 1st century AD. Other titles for John include John the Forerunner in Eastern Christianity, John the Immerser in some Baptist traditions, and the prophet John (Yaḥyā) in Islam. He is sometimes alternatively called John the Baptizer.John the Baptist is mentioned by the Roman Jewish historian Josephus and revered as a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Baháʼí Faith, and Mandaeism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John the Baptist has received more than 5,292,139 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 99 in 2019). John the Baptist is the 10th most popular religious figure, the 4th most popular biography from Israel and the 4th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

John the Baptist is most famous for baptizing Jesus and for being a prophet in the Old Testament.

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  • 103

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, John the Baptist ranks 10 out of 2,272Before him are Moses, Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Peter, Paul the Apostle, and Pope Francis. After him are Zoroaster, Pope John Paul II, Jacob, Saint George, Francis of Assisi, and Judas Iscariot.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 20 BC, John the Baptist ranks 1After him are Herod Antipas, Gaius Caesar, Phaedrus, Sejanus, and James, brother of Jesus. Among people deceased in 31, John the Baptist ranks 1After him are Sejanus, Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Livilla, and Nero Julius Caesar.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, John the Baptist ranks 4 out of 389Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), and Saint Peter (-1). After him are Elijah (-1000), Ramesses II (-1303), Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), and Jonah (-850).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, John the Baptist ranks 4Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), and Saint Peter (-1). After him are Elijah (-1000), Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), Jonah (-850), and Matthew the Apostle (10).