490 BC - 403 BC

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Nehemiah is the central figure of the Book of Nehemiah, which describes his work in rebuilding Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. He was governor of Persian Judea under Artaxerxes I of Persia (465–424 BC). The name is pronounced or in English. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nehemiah has received more than 1,340,199 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Nehemiah is the 391st most popular religious figure (up from 620th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Israel (up from 98th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Religious Figure.

Nehemiah is most famous for rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.

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Among religious figures, Nehemiah ranks 391 out of 2,238Before him are James the Less, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pope Lando, Joel, Pope Stephen III, and Muhammad al-Baqir. After him are Denis, Pope Boniface III, Pope Conon, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Pope John XVIII, and Pope Anastasius IV.

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Among people born in 490 BC, Nehemiah ranks 4Before him are Phidias, Zeno of Elea, and Empedocles. After him are Bacchylides, Archelaus I of Macedon, Agis II, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Ion of Chios, Nepherites I, Oenopides, and Crateuas of Macedon. Among people deceased in 403 BC, Nehemiah ranks 1After him are Critias and Theramenes.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Nehemiah ranks 56 out of 430Before him are Barabbas (1), Herodias (-100), Amin al-Husseini (1895), Micah (-737), Dinah (-1700), and Joel (-1). After him are Zedekiah (-617), Manasseh of Judah (-800), Amalric of Jerusalem (1136), Edward Said (1935), Reuven Rivlin (1939), and Abijah of Judah (-1000).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Nehemiah ranks 31Before him are Joseph of Arimathea (100), Judas Maccabeus (-200), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), Micah (-737), and Joel (-1). After him are Ahmed Yassin (1937), Annas (-22), Simeon (null), Rabbi Akiva (50), Penitent thief (-18), and Pope Theodore I (600).