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, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moses has received more than 12,394,626 page views. His biography is available in 137 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Moses is the 4th most popular religious figure (up from 5th 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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Among religious figures, Moses ranks 4 out of 2,272Before him are Muhammad, Jesus, and Martin Luther. After him are Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Peter, Paul the Apostle, Pope Francis, John the Baptist, Zoroaster, and Pope John Paul II.

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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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Among people born in Egypt, Moses ranks 1 out of 520After him are Tutankhamun (-1341), Nefertiti (-1400), Ptolemy (100), Akhenaten (-1400), Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), and Origen (185).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Moses ranks 1After him are Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Miriam (-1400), Hagar (-1800), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), Saint Sarah (100), Saint Maurice (250), and Paul of Thebes (227).