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1393 BC - 1273 BC

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Moses () is considered the most important prophet in Judaism and one of the most important prophets in Christianity, Islam, the Druze faith, the Baháʼí Faith and other Abrahamic religions. According to both the Bible and the Quran, Moses was the leader of the Israelites and lawgiver to whom the authorship, or "acquisition from heaven", of the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) is attributed.According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Israelites, an enslaved minority, were increasing in population and, as a result, the Egyptian Pharaoh worried that they might ally themselves with Egypt's enemies. Moses' Hebrew mother, Jochebed, secretly hid him when Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed in order to reduce the population of the Israelites. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moses has received more than 14,505,770 page views. His biography is available in 143 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 137 in 2019). Moses is the 3rd most popular religious figure (up from 4th in 2019), the most popular biography from Egypt and the most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Moses is most famous for leading the Jews out of Egypt, and for receiving the Ten Commandments.

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  • 143

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 20.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Moses ranks 3 out of 2,238Before him are Muhammad and Jesus. After him are Martin Luther, Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Pope Francis, Paul the Apostle, Solomon, Saint Peter, John the Baptist, and Zoroaster.

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Among people born in 1393 BC, Moses ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1273 BC, Moses ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Moses ranks 1 out of 582After him are Cleopatra (-69), Tutankhamun (-1341), Ptolemy (100), Nefertiti (-1400), Akhenaten (-1400), Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Catherine of Alexandria (287), and Joshua (-1355).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Moses ranks 1After him are Catherine of Alexandria (287), Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), Hagar (-1800), Miriam (-1400), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), Pachomius the Great (292), and Saint Menas (285).