1079 BC - 1010 BC


Saul (; Hebrew: שָׁאוּל‎ – Šāʾūl, Greek: Σαούλ, meaning "asked for, prayed for"), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the first king of the United Kingdom of Israel (Israel and Judah). His reign, traditionally placed in the late 11th century BCE, supposedly marked a transition from a tribal society to statehood.Saul's life and reign are described in the Hebrew Bible. He was anointed by the prophet Samuel and reigned from Gibeah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saul has received more than 2,297,382 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 83rd most popular religious figure.

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  • 76.92

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  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saul ranks 85 out of 2,001Before him are Auguste and Louis Lumière, Mark the Evangelist, Pope Pius VII, Pope Adrian VI, Pope Urban II, and Pope Gregory VII. After him are Methuselah, Pope Innocent III, Margaret the Virgin, Pope Urban VIII, Salome, and Pope Gregory XVI.

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Among people born in 1079 BC, Saul ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1010 BC, Saul ranks 2Before him is Samuel.

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Among people born in Palestine, Saul ranks 3 out of 32Before him are David (-1010) and Saint Joseph (-100). After him are Elizabeth (-100), Zechariah (-90), Al-Shafi‘i (767), Pope Evaristus (44), Amos (-800), Athaliah (-900), Zacchaeus (null), Jehoshaphat (-908), and Justin Martyr (100).


Among religious figures born in Palestine, Saul ranks 2Before him are Saint Joseph (-100). After him are Elizabeth (-100), Zechariah (-90), Pope Evaristus (44), Amos (-800), Jehoshaphat (-908), Justin Martyr (100), Micah (-737), James, brother of Jesus (-20), Mary of Bethany (null), and Hilarion (291).

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