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 5,164,361 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Saint Joseph is the 20th most popular religious figure (up from 22nd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Israel (up from 8th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Religious Figure.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 83.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 83

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Saint Joseph ranks 20 out of 2,238Before him are Jacob, Pope John Paul II, Francis of Assisi, Aaron, Isaac, and Saint George. After him are Andrew the Apostle, Elijah, John Calvin, Ali, Abu Bakr, and Matthew the Apostle.

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

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Saint Joseph ranks 7 out of 430Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Solomon (-1011), John the Baptist (-20), Ramesses II (-1303), and Isaac (-1900). After him are Andrew the Apostle (-6), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), and Saint Stephen (1).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Israel

Among religious figures born in Israel, Saint Joseph ranks 6Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Solomon (-1011), John the Baptist (-20), and Isaac (-1900). After him are Andrew the Apostle (-6), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), Samson (-1118), Jonah (-850), and Saint Stephen (1).