Simon Magus

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Simon Magus

Simon Magus (Greek Σίμων ὁ μάγος, Latin: Simon Magus), also known as Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, was a religious figure whose confrontation with Peter is recorded in Acts 8:9–24. The act of simony, or paying for position and influence in the church, is named after Simon. According to Acts, Simon was a Samaritan magus or religious figure of the 1st century AD and a convert to Christianity, baptised by Philip the Evangelist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Magus has received more than 703,210 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 413th most popular religious figure.

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  • 67.01

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  • 34

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  • 7.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Simon Magus ranks 413 out of 2,001Before him are Januarius, Pope Benedict IV, Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Constantine, Gregory the Illuminator, and Pope Eleutherius. After him are Abu Hurairah, William Laud, Pancras of Rome, Bruno of Cologne, Rose of Lima, and Pope John XI.

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Among people born in 50, Simon Magus ranks 6Before him are Judas Iscariot, Epictetus, Juvenal, Apollodorus of Damascus, and Simon bar Kokhba. After him are Salome, Rabbi Akiva, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Osroes I, Pacorus II, and Domitilla the Elder. Among people deceased in 65, Simon Magus ranks 4Before him are Seneca the Younger, Lucan, and Poppaea Sabina. After him are Gaius Calpurnius Piso and Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus.

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