1100 BC - 1010 BC

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Samuel is a figure who, in the narratives of the Hebrew Bible, plays a key role in the transition from the period of the biblical judges to the institution of a kingdom under Saul, and again in the transition from Saul to David. He is venerated as a prophet by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In addition to his role in the Hebrew Scriptures, Samuel is mentioned in the New Testament, in rabbinical literature, and in the second chapter of the Qur'an (although here not by name). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel has received more than 2,040,835 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Samuel is the 45th most popular religious figure (up from 59th in 2019).

Samuel is most famous for the book of Samuel, which is the first part of the Bible.

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Among religious figures, Samuel ranks 45 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Gregory I, Joshua, Bartholomew the Apostle, Thomas the Apostle, Husayn ibn Ali, and Romulus Augustulus. After him are Pope Alexander VI, Isaiah, Benedict of Nursia, Pope Clement VII, Sarah, and Pope John XXIII.

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Among people born in 1100 BC, Samuel ranks 1After him are Psusennes I, Luqman, Ish-bosheth, King Cheng of Zhou, Amenemnisu, Psusennes II, Osorkon the Elder, Ashurnasirpal I, Pinedjem II, Ashur-rabi II, and Ashur-resh-ishi II. Among people deceased in 1010 BC, Samuel ranks 2Before him is Saul.

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