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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, 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. In the New Testament, the stepdaughter of Herod Antipas demands and receives the head of John the Baptist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salome has received more than 2,449,562 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Salome is the 110th most popular religious figure (down from 91st in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Israel (up from 29th in 2019) and the 22nd 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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Among religious figures, Salome ranks 110 out of 2,238Before her are Albertus Magnus, Pope Pius V, Elizabeth, Esther, Pope Pius III, and Pope Urban VIII. After her are Pope Clement I, Pope Gregory XVI, Simon the Zealot, Thérèse of Lisieux, Hassan-i Sabbah, and Zechariah.

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Among people born in 14, Salome ranks 1After her is Lucius Verginius Rufus. Among people deceased in 100, Salome ranks 9Before her are John the Apostle, Mary Magdalene, Bartholomew the Apostle, Josephus, Saint Anne, and Elizabeth. After her are Zechariah, John the Evangelist, Zacchaeus, Caiaphas, Longinus, and Barabbas.

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Among people born in Israel, Salome ranks 27 out of 430Before her are Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), and Ariel Sharon (1928). After her are Simon the Zealot (1), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Bathsheba (-3500), Goliath (-1060), and Eusebius (265).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Salome ranks 22Before her are Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), and Jude the Apostle (15). After her are Simon the Zealot (1), Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Judas Maccabeus (-200), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), and Barabbas (1).