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In the New Testament, Salome was a follower of Jesus who appears briefly in the canonical gospels and in apocryphal writings. She is named by Mark as present at the crucifixion and as one of the women who found Jesus's tomb empty. Interpretation has further identified her with other women who are mentioned but not named in the canonical gospels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salome has received more than 2,275,264 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Salome is the 434th most popular religious figure (down from 421st in 2019).

Salome is most famous for her dance of the seven veils, which she performed for Herod Antipas in order to get John the Baptist's head on a platter.

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Among religious figures, Salome ranks 434 out of 2,272Before her are Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pope John XI, Camillus de Lellis, Saint Sarah, Antipope Benedict XIII, and Pope Boniface VI. After her are Pope Soter, Pope Constantine, Pope Victor I, Musa al-Kadhim, Simon Magus, and Jehoshaphat.

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Among people born in 50, Salome ranks 7Before her are Judas Iscariot, Epictetus, Juvenal, Apollodorus of Damascus, Simon bar Kokhba, and Zacchaeus. After her are Simon Magus, Rabbi Akiva, Osroes I, Charaka, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, and Yohanan ben Zakkai. Among people deceased in 100, Salome ranks 21Before her are Simon of Cyrene, Barabbas, Zacchaeus, Apollonius of Tyana, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Saint Sarah. After her are Pontius Pilate's wife, Pomponius Mela, Nicodemus, Thecla, Anna the Prophetess, and Herod Agrippa II.

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