Alexander of Abonoteichus

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Alexander of Abonoteichus (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Ἀβωνοτειχίτης Aléxandros ho Abōnoteichítēs), also called Alexander the Paphlagonian (c. 105 – c. 170 CE), was a Greek mystic and oracle, and the founder of the Glycon cult that briefly achieved wide popularity in the Roman world. The contemporary writer Lucian reports that he was an utter fraud – the god Glycon was supposedly made up of a live snake with an artificial head. The vivid narrative of his career given by Lucian might be taken as fictitious but for the corroboration of certain coins of the emperors Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius and of a statue of Alexander, said by Athenagoras to have stood in the forum of Parium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander of Abonoteichus has received more than 134,630 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander of Abonoteichus is the 4,104th most popular writer, the 877th most popular biography from Türkiye and the 105th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Alexander of Abonoteichus ranks 4,104 out of 7,302Before him are Izzat Ghazzawi, Aleko Konstantinov, Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, Sándor Weöres, Yevgeny Petrov, and Johann Fischart. After him are Ahmed Rami, Emanuel Geibel, Berta Zuckerkandl, Marietta Shaginyan, Marie-Claire Blais, and Mona Simpson.

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Among people born in 105, Alexander of Abonoteichus ranks 3Before him are Faustina the Elder, and Emperor Shang of Han. After him is Gaeru of Baekje. Among people deceased in 170, Alexander of Abonoteichus ranks 5Before him are Ptolemy, Apuleius, Salvius Julianus, and Junius Rusticus.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Alexander of Abonoteichus ranks 877 out of 1,347Before him are John the Silent (454), Şemsettin Günaltay (1883), İbrahim Şinasi (1826), Nihat Kahveci (1979), Ahmed Vefik Pasha (1823), and Krikor Zohrab (1861). After him are Neslihan Atagül (1992), Cemal Süreya (1931), Musa Anter (1920), Agha Petros (1880), Abdullah Çatlı (1956), and Yaşar Doğu (1913).

Among WRITERS In Türkiye

Among writers born in Türkiye, Alexander of Abonoteichus ranks 105Before him are Athenaeus Mechanicus (-200), Adile Sultan (1826), Siamanto (1878), Attilâ İlhan (1925), Ömer Seyfettin (1884), and İbrahim Şinasi (1826). After him are Cemal Süreya (1931), Musa Anter (1920), George Kodinos (1350), Adalet Ağaoğlu (1929), Theodore Abu Qurrah (750), and Uğur Mumcu (1942).