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Saint Peter

1 BC - 67

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Saint Peter (died between AD 64 and 68), also known as Peter the Apostle, Peter the Rock, Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early Christian Church. According to Christian tradition, Peter was crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero. The ancient Christian churches all venerate Peter as a major saint and as the founder of the Church of Antioch and the Church of Rome, but they differ in their attitudes regarding the authority of his successors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Peter has received more than 10,027,714 page views. His biography is available in 121 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 119 in 2019). Saint Peter is the 10th most popular religious figure (down from 7th in 2019). (up from 3rd in 2019)

Saint Peter is most famous for being the first pope and for being crucified upside down.

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  • 121

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 24.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Peter ranks 10 out of 2,238Before him are Martin Luther, Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Pope Francis, Paul the Apostle, and Solomon. After him are John the Baptist, Zoroaster, Saint Nicholas, Jacob, Pope John Paul II, and Francis of Assisi.

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Among people born in 1 BC, Saint Peter ranks 1After him are Joel, Abgar V, Onjo of Baekje, Pothinus, Herod of Chalcis, Parthenius of Nicaea, Lucius Arruntius Camillus Scribonianus, and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus. Among people deceased in 67, Saint Peter ranks 1After him are Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo and Cestius Gallus.

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