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 737,375 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Judas Maccabeus is the 259th most popular religious figure (up from 292nd in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Israel (up from 54th in 2019) and the 33rd 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 259 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Liberius, Vincent de Paul, Belshazzar, Pope Adeodatus I, Sabbatai Zevi, and Pope Anicetus. After him are Saint Cecilia, Pope Damasus I, Pope Paul I, Pope John X, Pope Paul II, and Brigham Young.

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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, Timaeus of Locri, Nicomedes IV of Bithynia, Eumenes III, Leonidas of Rhodes, and Micipsa. Among people deceased in 160 BC, Judas Maccabeus ranks 1After him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Apollonius of Tralles, Kanada, Quintus Servilius Caepio, Lucius Gellius Publicola, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, Hasdrubal the Boetharch, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus, Nicomedes III of Bithynia, Nicomedes II of Bithynia, and Gaius Sempronius Tuditanus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Judas Maccabeus ranks 50 out of 389Before him are Saint Matthias (1), Deborah (-1199), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Procopius (500), Saint Veronica (1), and Hezekiah (-800). After him are Herodias (-100), Amos Oz (1939), Barabbas (1), Jeroboam (-1000), Penitent thief (-18), and Daniel Kahneman (1934).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Judas Maccabeus ranks 33Before him are Saint Christopher (220), Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Joachim (-100), Saint Matthias (1), and Saint Veronica (1). After him are Barabbas (1), Penitent thief (-18), Rabbi Akiva (50), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Micah (-737), and James, son of Alphaeus (-10).