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200 BC - 166 BC

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Mattathias ben Johanan (Hebrew: מַתִּתְיָהוּ הַכֹּהֵן בֶּן יוֹחָנָן, Mattīṯyāhū haKōhēn ben Yōḥānān; died 166–165 BCE) was a Kohen (Jewish priest) who helped spark the Maccabean Revolt against the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire. Mattathias's story is related in the deuterocanonical book of 1 Maccabees. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mattathias has received more than 260,480 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Mattathias is the 703rd most popular religious figure (down from 679th in 2019).

Mattathias is most famous for leading the revolt against the Greeks and establishing the Hasmonean dynasty.

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Among religious figures, Mattathias ranks 703 out of 2,238Before him are Antipope Anacletus II, Saint Eligius, Obadiah, Frances of Rome, Radha, and Leopold III, Margrave of Austria. After him are Al-Nasa'i, Gertrude of Nivelles, Menno Simons, Said Nursî, Leonard of Noblac, and Hippolytus of Rome.

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Among people born in 200 BC, Mattathias ranks 6Before him are Judas Maccabeus, Lentulus Batiatus, Patanjali, Zhang Qian, and Gaius Claudius Glaber. After him are John Hyrcanus, Eumenes III, Nicomedes IV of Bithynia, Timaeus of Locri, Micipsa, and Antipater of Sidon. Among people deceased in 166 BC, Mattathias ranks 2Before him is Perseus of Macedon.

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