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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 1,157,146 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Nehemiah is the 621st most popular religious figure (up from 811th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Israel (up from 112th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Nehemiah is most famous for rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.

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Among religious figures, Nehemiah ranks 621 out of 2,272Before him are Giulia Farnese, Mordecai, Je Tsongkhapa, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Isaac Luria, and Tarcisio Bertone. After him are Maria al-Qibtiyya, Onuphrius, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Junayd of Baghdad, Julia of Corsica, and Anna the Prophetess.

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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, Ion of Chios, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Nepherites I, Oenopides, and Crateuas of Macedon.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Nehemiah ranks 99 out of 389Before him are Nahum (-600), Manasseh (-709), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), Nicodemus (-50), Ahaziah of Israel (-870), and Isaac Luria (1534). After him are Berenice (28), Amaziah of Judah (-802), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Uri Geller (1946), Itzhak Perlman (1945), and Mahmoud Darwish (1941).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Nehemiah ranks 48Before him are Simeon (null), James, brother of Jesus (-20), Pope Theodore I (600), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Nicodemus (-50), and Isaac Luria (1534). After him are Philip the Evangelist (100), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Canaan (null), Zephaniah (null), Mariam Baouardy (1846), and Shoghi Effendi (1897).