Saint Peter

1 BC - 67

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Saint Peter (died AD 64–68), also known as Peter the Apostle, 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. He appears repeatedly and prominently in all four New Testament gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Peter has received more than 12,587,117 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 121 in 2019). Saint Peter is the 4th most popular religious figure (up from 10th in 2019).

Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and is considered one of the most important figures in early Christianity. He is particularly famous for his leadership among the apostles and his role as the first bishop of Rome, which is regarded as the foundation of the papacy.

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Among religious figures, Saint Peter ranks 4 out of 3,187Before him are Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses. After him are Abraham, Martin Luther, Mary, mother of Jesus, Paul the Apostle, Pope Francis, Solomon, Saint Joseph, and John the Baptist.

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Among people born in 1 BC, Saint Peter ranks 1After him are Joel, Abgar V, Pothinus, Herod of Chalcis, Onjo of Baekje, Parthenius of Nicaea, Lucius Arruntius Camillus Scribonianus, Artaxias II of Iberia, 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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