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Salome (; Hebrew: שְלוֹמִית, romanized: Shlomit, related to שָׁלוֹם, Shalom "peace"; Greek: Σαλώμη), also known as Salome III, was a Jewish princess, the daughter of Herod II (son of Herod the Great) and princess Herodias. She was granddaughter of Herod the Great, and stepdaughter of Herod Antipas. She is known from the New Testament, where she is not named, and from an account by Flavius Josephus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salome has received more than 2,982,062 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Salome is the 92nd most popular religious figure (up from 110th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Israel (up from 26th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Salome is most famous for her dance of the seven veils, which she performs to seduce her stepfather, King Herod, in order to get him to give her the head of John the Baptist.

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.85

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  • 2.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among religious figures, Salome ranks 92 out of 3,187Before her are Pope Leo X, Hagar, Ezekiel, Pope Pius III, Pope Gregory VII, and Maimonides. After her are Bilal ibn Rabah, Pope Pius X, Francis Xavier, Ambrose, Saint Lawrence, and Pope Paul III.

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Among people born in 14, Salome ranks 1After her are Lucius Verginius Rufus, and Marcus Junius Silanus. Among people deceased in 100, Salome ranks 8Before her are Saint Joseph, Josephus, Mary Magdalene, John the Apostle, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Saint Anne. After her are Elizabeth, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, Caiaphas, Herodias, and Simon of Cyrene.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Salome ranks 25 out of 466Before her are Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Judas Iscariot (50), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), and Ezekiel (-621). After her are Jude the Apostle (15), Simon the Zealot (1), Moshe Dayan (1915), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Herod Antipas (-20), and Bathsheba (-3500).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Salome ranks 17Before her are Isaiah (-800), Saul (-1079), Judas Iscariot (50), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), and Ezekiel (-621). After her are Jude the Apostle (15), Simon the Zealot (1), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Joachim (-100), Matthias the Apostle (1), and Eusebius (265).