Simon bar Kokhba

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Simon ben Kosevah, or Cosibah, known to posterity as Bar Kokhba (Hebrew: שמעון בן כוכבה‎; died 135 CE), was a Jewish military leader who led the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 CE. The revolt established a three-year-long independent Jewish state in which Bar Kokhba ruled as nasi ("prince"). Some of the rabbinic scholars in his time imagined him to be the long-expected Messiah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon bar Kokhba has received more than 481,968 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Simon bar Kokhba is the 30th most popular social activist (down from 29th in 2019).

Simon bar kokhba was the leader of the jewish revolt against the roman empire in the second century. He was most famous for leading the jewish revolt against the roman empire in the second century.

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Among social activists, Simon bar Kokhba ranks 30 out of 544Before him are Charlotte Corday, Emiliano Zapata, Bertha von Suttner, Ferdinand Lassalle, Martin Niemöller, and Emmeline Pankhurst. After him are Emma Goldman, Jan Palach, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Sadako Sasaki, Sophie Scholl, and Jimmy Hoffa.

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Among people born in 50, Simon bar Kokhba ranks 5Before him are Judas Iscariot, Epictetus, Juvenal, and Apollodorus of Damascus. After him are Zacchaeus, Salome, Simon Magus, Rabbi Akiva, Osroes I, Charaka, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among people deceased in 135, Simon bar Kokhba ranks 2Before him is Epictetus. After him is Theon of Smyrna.

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