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Manasseh or Menashe (Hebrew: מְנַשֶּׁה‎, Modern: Mənašše, Tiberian: Mănašše) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the first son of Joseph and Asenath (Genesis 41:50–52). Asenath was an Egyptian woman whom the Pharaoh gave to Joseph as wife, and the daughter of Potipherah, a priest of On (Genesis 41:50–52). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manasseh has received more than 57,373 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Manasseh is the 2,109th most popular politician (down from 2,102nd in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Israel (up from 93rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular Israeli Politician.

Manasseh is most famous for being the son of King Hezekiah of Judah and the grandson of King David. Manasseh is also known for his idolatry and his cruel treatment of the people of Judah.

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Among politicians, Manasseh ranks 2,109 out of 15,577Before him are John IV Laskaris, Berenice IV of Egypt, Dangun, Nikola IV Zrinski, Kanishka, and Austen Chamberlain. After him are Charles VIII of Sweden, Willi Stoph, Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Kavad I, Al-Mahdi, and Robert I, Duke of Parma.

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Among people born in 709 BC, Manasseh ranks 1

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Manasseh ranks 86 out of 430Before him are Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), Cyril of Jerusalem (313), Ahaziah of Judah (-900), Amaziah of Judah (-802), Ahaziah of Israel (-870), and Pope Theodore I (600). After him are Nicodemus (-50), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Isaac Luria (1534), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Berenice (28), and Uri Geller (1946).


Among politicians born in Israel, Manasseh ranks 35Before him are Jehoash of Judah (-843), Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (1105), Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), Ahaziah of Judah (-900), Amaziah of Judah (-802), and Ahaziah of Israel (-870). After him are Berenice (28), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), Unas (-2400), Ezer Weizman (1924), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), and Isaac Herzog (1960).