1355 BC - 1245 BC

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Joshua () or Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yəhōšūaʿ‍) functioned as Moses' assistant in the books of Exodus and Numbers, and later succeeded Moses as leader of the Israelite tribes in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua. His name was Hoshea (הוֹשֵׁעַ‎ Hōšēaʿ‍) the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but Moses called him "Yehoshua" (translated as "Joshua" in English), the name by which he is commonly known in English. According to the Bible he was born in Egypt prior to the Exodus.The Hebrew Bible identifies Joshua as one of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joshua has received more than 3,430,973 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Joshua is the 40th most popular religious figure (up from 55th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 13th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Joshua is most famous for leading the Israelites into the Promised Land.

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Among religious figures, Joshua ranks 40 out of 2,272Before him are 14th Dalai Lama, Isaac, Saul, Ignatius of Loyola, Anthony of Padua, and Pope Gregory I. After him are Bartholomew the Apostle, Thomas the Apostle, Husayn ibn Ali, Romulus Augustulus, Samuel, and Pope Alexander VI.

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Among people born in 1355 BC, Joshua ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1245 BC, Joshua ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Joshua ranks 11 out of 520Before him are Akhenaten (-1400), Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), and Hatshepsut (-1507). After him are Origen (185), Amenhotep III (-1403), Imhotep (-2800), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Plotinus (203), and Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Joshua ranks 2Before him are Moses (-1393). After him are Anthony the Great (251), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Miriam (-1400), Hagar (-1800), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), Saint Sarah (100), Saint Maurice (250), and Paul of Thebes (227).