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Judas Maccabeus

200 BC - 160 BC

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Judah Maccabee (or Judas Maccabeus, also spelled Machabeus, or Maccabæus, Hebrew: יהודה המכבי, Yehudah HaMakabi) was a Jewish priest (kohen) and a son of the priest Mattathias. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judas Maccabeus has received more than 910,017 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Judas Maccabeus is the 297th most popular religious figure (down from 258th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Israel (up from 49th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Judas Maccabeus is most famous for leading the Jewish rebellion against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC.

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Among religious figures, Judas Maccabeus ranks 297 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Julius I, Desmond Tutu, Pope Gregory X, Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, Pope Dionysius, and Brigham Young. After him are Pope Boniface I, Al-Tirmidhi, Pope Gregory II, Vitus, Pope Agatho, and Pope Anicetus.

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Among people born in 200 BC, Judas Maccabeus ranks 1After him are Lentulus Batiatus, Patanjali, Zhang Qian, Gaius Claudius Glaber, Mattathias, John Hyrcanus, Eumenes III, Nicomedes IV of Bithynia, Timaeus of Locri, Micipsa, and Antipater of Sidon. Among people deceased in 160 BC, Judas Maccabeus ranks 1After him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Kanada, Quintus Servilius Caepio, Apollonius of Tralles, Hasdrubal the Boetharch, Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus, Lucius Gellius Publicola, Nicomedes III of Bithynia, Gaius Sempronius Tuditanus, and Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Judas Maccabeus ranks 47 out of 430Before him are Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Hezekiah (-800), Procopius (500), Jeroboam (-1000), Josiah (-648), and Daniel Kahneman (1934). After him are Amos Oz (1939), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), Herodias (-100), Amin al-Husseini (1895), and Micah (-737).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Judas Maccabeus ranks 26Before him are Isaiah (-800), Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), Joachim (-100), and Joseph of Arimathea (100). After him are James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), Micah (-737), Joel (-1), Nehemiah (-490), and Ahmed Yassin (1937).