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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 1,291,452 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Simon the Zealot is the 113th most popular religious figure (down from 86th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Israel and the 23rd 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 113 out of 2,238Before him are Esther, Pope Pius III, Pope Urban VIII, Salome, Pope Clement I, and Pope Gregory XVI. After him are Thérèse of Lisieux, Hassan-i Sabbah, Zechariah, Sarah, Pope Gregory IX, and Pope Gregory XV.

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Among people born in 1, Simon the Zealot ranks 4Before him are Saint Stephen, James, son of Zebedee, and Thomas the Apostle. After him are Barnabas, Pope Linus, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, Onesimus, and Vologases I of Parthia. 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 430Before him are Isaiah (-800), Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Ariel Sharon (1928), and Salome (14). After him are Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Bathsheba (-3500), Goliath (-1060), Eusebius (265), and John the Evangelist (10).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Simon the Zealot ranks 23Before him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Jude the Apostle (15), and Salome (14). After him are Joachim (-100), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Judas Maccabeus (-200), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), and Micah (-737).