RELIGIOUS FIGURE

John the Baptist

20 BC - 31

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John the Baptist (c. 1st century BC – c. AD 30) was a mission preacher active in the area of Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. He is also known as John the Forerunner in Christianity, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, and Prophet Yahya in Islam. He is sometimes alternatively referred to as John the Baptizer.John is mentioned by the Roman Jewish historian Josephus and he is revered as a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Baháʼí Faith, the Druze Faith, and Mandaeism. He is considered to be a prophet of God by all of these faiths, and is honoured as a saint in many Christian denominations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John the Baptist has received more than 6,744,228 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). John the Baptist is the 11th most popular religious figure (down from 10th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Israel and the 4th most popular Religious Figure.

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

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, John the Baptist ranks 11 out of 2,238Before him are Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Pope Francis, Paul the Apostle, Solomon, and Saint Peter. After him are Zoroaster, Saint Nicholas, Jacob, Pope John Paul II, Francis of Assisi, and Aaron.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, John the Baptist ranks 4 out of 430Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), and Solomon (-1011). After him are Ramesses II (-1303), Isaac (-1900), Saint Joseph (-100), Andrew the Apostle (-6), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), Samson (-1118), 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 Solomon (-1011). After him are Isaac (-1900), Saint Joseph (-100), Andrew the Apostle (-6), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), and Saint Stephen (1).