Simon the Zealot

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Simon the Zealot (Acts 1:13, Luke 6:15) or Simon the Canaanite or Simon the Canaanean (Matthew 10:4, Mark 3:18; Greek: Σίμων ὁ Κανανίτης; Coptic: ⲥⲓⲙⲱⲛ ⲡⲓ-ⲕⲁⲛⲁⲛⲉⲟⲥ; Classical Syriac: ܫܡܥܘܢ ܩܢܢܝܐ) was one of the most obscure among the apostles of Jesus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon the Zealot has received more than 1,166,858 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Simon the Zealot is the 86th most popular religious figure (down from 66th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Israel (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Simon the Zealot is most famous for being one of Jesus' disciples. He was also present at the crucifixion and the resurrection.

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Among religious figures, Simon the Zealot ranks 86 out of 2,272Before him are Philip the Apostle, Ezekiel, Pope Pius X, Pope Paul III, Pope Adrian VI, and Catherine of Alexandria. After him are Pope Benedict XV, Bernard of Clairvaux, Pope Leo X, Girolamo Savonarola, Salome, and Mark the Evangelist.

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Among people born in 1, Simon the Zealot ranks 4Before him are James, son of Zebedee, Thomas the Apostle, and Saint Stephen. After him are Barnabas, Saint Matthias, Pope Linus, Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, and Silas. Among people deceased in 107, Simon the Zealot ranks 1After him are Saint Titus and Simeon of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in Israel, Simon the Zealot ranks 28 out of 389Before him are Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), Philip the Apostle (5), and Ezekiel (-621). After him are Salome (14), Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Saint Christopher (220), and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Simon the Zealot ranks 25Before him are Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), Jude the Apostle (15), Philip the Apostle (5), and Ezekiel (-621). After him are Salome (14), Saint Christopher (220), Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Joachim (-100), and Saint Matthias (1).