Simon of Cyrene

100 BC - 100

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Simon of Cyrene (Hebrew: שמעון, Standard Hebrew Šimʿon, Tiberian Hebrew Šimʿôn; Greek: Σίμων Κυρηναῖος, Simōn Kyrēnaios; died 100) was the man compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus of Nazareth as Jesus was taken to his crucifixion, according to all three Synoptic Gospels:And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon of Cyrene has received more than 1,112,054 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Simon of Cyrene is the 779th most popular politician (down from 774th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Libya and the 3rd most popular Libyan Politician.

Simon of Cyrene is most famous for carrying Jesus' cross on the way to his crucifixion.

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Among politicians, Simon of Cyrene ranks 779 out of 15,710Before him are Alexander Kerensky, Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Lavrentiy Beria, Walter Ulbricht, Justin I, and Harald Bluetooth. After him are Petronius Maximus, Chaim Weizmann, Enver Pasha, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, Béla IV of Hungary, and Harold Wilson.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Simon of Cyrene ranks 9Before him are Saint Joseph, Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Anne, Joachim, Elizabeth, and Herodias. After him are Cornelius Nepos, Gamaliel, Ambiorix, Ptolemy XI Alexander II, Gaius Octavius, and Andronicus of Rhodes. Among people deceased in 100, Simon of Cyrene ranks 15Before him are Zechariah, Elizabeth, John the Evangelist, Caiaphas, Longinus, and Herodias. After him are Barabbas, Zacchaeus, Apollonius of Tyana, Dionysius the Areopagite, Saint Sarah, and Salome.

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Among people born in Libya, Simon of Cyrene ranks 7 out of 59Before him are Eratosthenes (-276), Muammar Gaddafi (1942), Septimius Severus (145), Arius (256), Mark the Evangelist (10), and Aristippus (-434). After him are Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Pope Victor I (100), and Carneades (-214).


Among politicians born in Libya, Simon of Cyrene ranks 3Before him are Muammar Gaddafi (1942) and Septimius Severus (145). After him are Idris of Libya (1889), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Abdurrahim El-Keib (1950), Pedubast I (-900), Ptolemy Apion (-101), Mahmoud Jibril (1952), Gaius Fulvius Plautianus (150), Baghdadi Mahmudi (1945), and Mustafa Abdul Jalil (1952).