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Simon bar Giora

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Simon bar Giora (alternatively known as Simeon bar Giora or Simon ben Giora or Shimon bar Giora, Imperial Aramaic: שִׁמְעוֹן בַּר גִּיּוֹרָא or Hebrew: שִׁמְעוֹן בֵּן גִּיּוֹרָא; died 71 CE) was the leader of one of the major Judean rebel factions during the First Jewish–Roman War in 1st-century Roman Judea, who vied for control of the Jewish polity while attempting to expel the Roman army, but incited a bitter internecine war in the process. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon bar Giora has received more than 218,931 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Simon bar Giora is the 199th most popular social activist (down from 196th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Jordan (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Jordanian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Simon bar Giora ranks 199 out of 538Before him are Ravachol, Bacha Khan, Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid, Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, Stjepan Filipović, and Serge Klarsfeld. After him are Wat Tyler, Sojourner Truth, Guillaume Cale, Luisa Cuesta, Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, and Roustam Raza.

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Among people born in 100, Simon bar Giora ranks 34Before him are Agrippa the Skeptic, Praxedes, Valentinus, Marinus of Tyre, Gan Ying, and Vologases III of Parthia. After him are Apollos, Lusius Quietus, Aquila of Sinope, Pope Anianus of Alexandria, Carpocrates, and Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus. Among people deceased in 70, Simon bar Giora ranks 5Before him are Andrew the Apostle, Jude the Apostle, Columella, and Emperor Suinin. After him is Yohanan ben Zakkai.

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Among people born in Jordan, Simon bar Giora ranks 11 out of 44Before him are Al-Mahdi (744), Menippus (-290), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), and Balak (null). After him are Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), Jair (-1000), Meleager of Gadara (-130), Phinehas (-1300), Fouad Twal (1940), and Fayez Tarawneh (1949).


Among social activists born in Jordan, Simon bar Giora ranks 1