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Procopius of Caesarea (Greek: Προκόπιος ὁ Καισαρεύς Prokópios ho Kaisareús; Latin: Procopius Caesariensis; c. 500 – 565) was a prominent late antique Greek scholar and historian from Caesarea Maritima. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Procopius has received more than 989,564 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Procopius is the 16th most popular historian (down from 14th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 46th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Israeli Historian.

Procopius was a Byzantine historian who wrote about the wars of Justinian I. He is most famous for his work "The Secret History" which is a scathing attack on Justinian and his wife Theodora.

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Among historians, Procopius ranks 16 out of 339Before him are Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, Thomas Kuhn, Manetho, and Hecataeus of Miletus. After him are Cassius Dio, Arnold J. Toynbee, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Mircea Eliade, Fernand Braudel, and Leopold von Ranke.

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Among people born in 500, Procopius ranks 1After him are Theodora, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Totila, Pope Vigilius, Sigismund of Burgundy, Peroz I, Basiliscus, Nonnus, Yazdegerd II, Ambrosius Aurelianus, and Ildico. Among people deceased in 560, Procopius ranks 1After him are Simplicius of Cilicia, Medardus, Audoin, Cynric, Chram, Clodoald, Glappa of Bernicia, and Gabrán mac Domangairt.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Procopius ranks 43 out of 430Before him are Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), and Hezekiah (-800). After him are Jeroboam (-1000), Josiah (-648), Daniel Kahneman (1934), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Amos Oz (1939), and James, son of Alphaeus (-10).

Among HISTORIANS In Israel

Among historians born in Israel, Procopius ranks 2Before him are Josephus (37). After him are William of Tyre (1130), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), Sextus Julius Africanus (160), Tom Segev (1945), and Benny Morris (1948).