50 BC - 100

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Nicodemus (; Greek: Νικόδημος, translit. Nikódēmos; Imperial Aramaic: 𐡍𐡒𐡃𐡉𐡌𐡅𐡍, romanized: Naqdīmūn; Hebrew: נַקְדִּימוֹן, romanized: Naqdīmōn) is a New Testament figure venerated as a saint in a number of Christian traditions. He is depicted as a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin who is drawn to hear Jesus's teachings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicodemus has received more than 3,493,818 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Nicodemus is the 640th most popular religious figure (down from 628th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Israel (down from 84th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Nicodemus is most famous for being a Pharisee who was convinced by Jesus' teachings and came to see Jesus as the Messiah.

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  • 37

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  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Nicodemus has had the most page views in the with 743,678 views, followed by Spanish (284,021), and Portuguese (191,815). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Sicilian (330.22%), Portuguese (113.32%), and Serbo-Croatian (64.08%)


Among religious figures, Nicodemus ranks 640 out of 3,187Before him are John Knox, Peter Waldo, Jael, Father Damien, Catherine Labouré, and Obadiah. After him are Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Clotilde, Pope Anastasius II, Tarcisius, Eleazar, and Pope Theodore I.

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Among people born in 50 BC, Nicodemus ranks 3Before him are Propertius, and Tibullus. After him are Wang Zhaojun, Marcus Manilius, Shammai, Philip II Philoromaeus, Valerius Gratus, Tiridates III of Parthia, Namhae of Silla, Liu Xin, and Marcus Licinius Crassus. Among people deceased in 100, Nicodemus ranks 24Before him are Apollonius of Tyana, Barabbas, Salome, Longinus, Saint Sarah, and Anna the Prophetess. After him are Herod Agrippa II, Pomponius Mela, Zebedee, Pontius Pilate's wife, Lydia of Thyatira, and Ananias of Damascus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Nicodemus ranks 89 out of 466Before him are Jeconiah (-700), Annas (-22), Unas (-2400), Ahaziah of Israel (-870), Canaan (null), and Manasseh (-709). After him are Abu Nidal (1937), Pope Theodore I (600), Cyril of Jerusalem (313), Isaac Luria (1534), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), and Ahaziah of Judah (-900).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Nicodemus ranks 38Before him are Haggai (-550), Simeon (null), James, brother of Jesus (-20), Penitent thief (-18), Annas (-22), and Canaan (null). After him are Pope Theodore I (600), Isaac Luria (1534), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Zephaniah (-701), and Philip the Evangelist (100).