Judas of Galilee

100 BC - 100

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Judas of Galilee, or Judas of Gamala, was a Jewish leader who led resistance to the census imposed for Roman tax purposes by Quirinius in Judea Province around 6 CE. He encouraged Jews not to register and those that did had their houses burnt and their cattle stolen by his followers. He began the "fourth philosophy" of the Jews which Josephus blames for the disastrous war with the Romans in 66–70. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judas of Galilee has received more than 289,204 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Judas of Galilee is the 141st most popular social activist (down from 97th in 2019). (up from 8th in 2019)

Judas of Galilee is most famous for being the one who betrayed Jesus Christ to the Romans.

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Among social activists, Judas of Galilee ranks 141 out of 538Before him are Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Ishikawa Goemon, Léon Jouhaux, Steve Biko, Bertha Pappenheim, and Huda Sha'arawi. After him are Jacques Roux, Edward Snowden, Margaret Sanger, Andreas Hofer, Kittur Chennamma, and Leopold Trepper.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Judas of Galilee ranks 26Before him are Thusnelda, Valerius Maximus, Antipater the Idumaean, Publilius Syrus, Artavasdes II of Armenia, and Mary of Clopas. After him are Antigonus II Mattathias, Phraates V, Marcus Antistius Labeo, Vonones I, Tigranes III, and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Nasica. Among people deceased in 100, Judas of Galilee ranks 42Before him are Mary of Bethany, Agabus, Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, Locusta, and Joanna, wife of Chuza. After him are Agrippa the Skeptic, Saint Petronilla, Gaius Julius Civilis, Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder, Apollos, and Valerius Gratus.

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