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. The Gospels also name some brothers of Jesus which may have been: (1) the sons of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Joseph; (2) sons of Mary, the wife of Clopas and sister of Mary the mother of Jesus; or (3) sons of Joseph by a former marriage.Joseph is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church and Anglicanism. His feast day is observed by some Lutherans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Joseph has received more than 4,943,653 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Saint Joseph is the 22nd most popular religious figure (down from 21st in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Israel (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 87.17

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 81

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Saint Joseph ranks 22 out of 2,272Before him are Judas Iscariot, Elijah, Solomon, John Calvin, Aaron, and Ali. After him are Abu Bakr, Pope Benedict XVI, Mary Magdalene, Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, and James, son of Zebedee.

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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, Joachim, Elizabeth, Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Cornelius Nepos, Gamaliel, and Ambiorix. Among people deceased in 100, Saint Joseph ranks 2Before him is Mary, mother of Jesus. After him are Mary Magdalene, John the Apostle, Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Anne, Josephus, Salome, Zechariah, Elizabeth, John the Evangelist, and Caiaphas.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Saint Joseph ranks 8 out of 389Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Saint Peter (-1), John the Baptist (-20), Elijah (-1000), Ramesses II (-1303), and Solomon (-1011). After him are Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), Jonah (-850), Matthew the Apostle (10), and Herod the Great (-73).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Saint Joseph ranks 7Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Saint Peter (-1), John the Baptist (-20), Elijah (-1000), and Solomon (-1011). After him are Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), Jonah (-850), Matthew the Apostle (10), and John the Apostle (6).