RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Saint Joseph

100 BC - 100

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Joseph (Hebrew: יוסף, romanized: Yosef; Greek: Ἰωσήφ, romanized: Ioséph) was a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who, according to the canonical Gospels, was married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus. Joseph is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, Anglicanism and Lutheranism. In Catholic traditions, Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers and is associated with various feast days. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Joseph has received more than 6,901,964 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Saint Joseph is the 11th most popular religious figure (up from 21st in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 7th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 87.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 85

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 21.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Saint Joseph ranks 11 out of 3,187Before him are Abraham, Martin Luther, Mary, mother of Jesus, Paul the Apostle, Pope Francis, and Solomon. After him are John the Baptist, Saint Nicholas, Tutankhamun, Jacob, Aaron, and Pope John Paul II.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 100 BC, Saint Joseph ranks 3Before him are Julius Caesar, and Mary, mother of Jesus. After him are Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Lazarus of Bethany, Joachim, Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Cornelius Nepos, and Crixus. Among people deceased in 100, Saint Joseph ranks 2Before him is Mary, mother of Jesus. After him are Josephus, Mary Magdalene, John the Apostle, Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Anne, Salome, Elizabeth, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, and Caiaphas.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Saint Joseph ranks 3 out of 466Before him are Jesus (-4), and Mary, mother of Jesus (-100). After him are John the Baptist (-20), Isaac (-1900), Elijah (-1000), Ramesses II (-1303), Josephus (37), Samson (-1118), Mary Magdalene (-10), Matthew the Apostle (10), and Mahmoud Abbas (1935).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Saint Joseph ranks 3Before him are Jesus (-4), and Mary, mother of Jesus (-100). After him are John the Baptist (-20), Isaac (-1900), Elijah (-1000), Samson (-1118), Mary Magdalene (-10), Matthew the Apostle (10), Jonah (-850), Isaiah (-800), and Saul (-1079).