Simon bar Giora

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Simon bar Giora (alternatively known as Simeon bar Giora or Simon ben Giora or Shimon bar Giora, 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 153,531 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Simon bar Giora is the 196th most popular social activist (down from 194th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Jordan (up from 144th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Jordanian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Simon bar Giora ranks 196 out of 544Before him are Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid, Hanns Martin Schleyer, Bacha Khan, Chico Mendes, Margaret Sanger, and Huber Matos. After him are Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Vandana Shiva, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Gloria Steinem, and Christoph Probst.

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Among people born in 100, Simon bar Giora ranks 37Before him are Vologases III of Parthia, Tiberius Julius Alexander, Mucianus, Marinus of Tyre, Apollos, and Lusius Quietus. After him are Pope Anianus of Alexandria, Carpocrates, Aquila of Sinope, Galeria Fundana, Epaphras, and Quadratus of Athens. Among people deceased in 70, Simon bar Giora ranks 6Before him are Andrew the Apostle, Jude the Apostle, Columella, Emperor Suinin, and Yohanan ben Zakkai.

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Among people born in Jordan, Simon bar Giora ranks 14 out of 37Before him are Judas of Galilee (-100), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), and Meleager of Gadara (-130). After him are Fouad Twal (1940), Phinehas (-1300), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), and Samih al-Qasim (1939).


Among social activists born in Jordan, Simon bar Giora ranks 2Before him are Judas of Galilee (-100).