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Mary Magdalene

10 BC - 100

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Mary Magdalene (sometimes called Mary of Magdala, or simply the Magdalene or the Madeleine) was a woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion and resurrection. She is mentioned by name twelve times in the canonical gospels, more than most of the apostles and more than any other woman in the gospels, other than Jesus' family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Magdalene has received more than 10,968,094 page views. Her biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Mary Magdalene is the 47th most popular religious figure (down from 25th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Israel (down from 9th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Mary Magdalene is most famous for being one of Jesus' most loyal followers and for being the first person to see him after his resurrection.

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  • 86

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Mary Magdalene ranks 47 out of 2,238Before her are Pope John XXIII, Joshua, Judas Iscariot, Ignatius of Loyola, Saul, and 14th Dalai Lama. After her are Pope Gregory I, Job, Pope Pius XII, Bartholomew the Apostle, Jerome, and Anthony the Great.

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Among people born in 10 BC, Mary Magdalene ranks 2Before her is Claudius. After her are James, son of Alphaeus and Lucius Vitellius the Elder. Among people deceased in 100, Mary Magdalene ranks 4Before her are Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, and John the Apostle. After her are Bartholomew the Apostle, Josephus, Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Salome, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, and Zacchaeus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Mary Magdalene ranks 17 out of 430Before her are Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), Saint Stephen (1), Herod the Great (-73), Judas Iscariot (50), and Saul (-1079). After her are Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), and Josephus (37).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Mary Magdalene ranks 15Before her are Matthew the Apostle (10), Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), Saint Stephen (1), Judas Iscariot (50), and Saul (-1079). After her are Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), and Jude the Apostle (15).