Anthony the Great

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Anthony or Antony the Great (Greek: Ἀντώνιος Antṓnios; Arabic: القديس أنطونيوس الكبير‎; Latin: Antonius; Coptic: Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲁⲛⲧⲱⲛⲓ; c. 12 January 251 – 17 January 356), was a Christian monk from Egypt, revered since his death as a saint. He is distinguished from other saints named Anthony such as Anthony of Padua, by various epithets of his own: Saint Anthony, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Anthony the Hermit, and Anthony of Thebes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony the Great has received more than 1,208,458 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Anthony the Great is the 68th most popular religious figure (down from 57th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Anthony the Great is famous for his teachings on how to live a life of virtue. He is also known for his teachings on the nature of God, the soul, and the devil.

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Among religious figures, Anthony the Great ranks 68 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Pius IX, Samson, Saint Barbara, Abu Hanifa, Pope Gregory XIII, and Pope Gregory VII. After him are Luke the Evangelist, Daniel, Huldrych Zwingli, John Chrysostom, Maimonides, and Pope Leo XIII.

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Among people born in 251, Anthony the Great ranks 1 Among people deceased in 356, Anthony the Great ranks 1After him is Vetranio.

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Among people born in Egypt, Anthony the Great ranks 18 out of 520Before him are Origen (185), Amenhotep III (-1403), Imhotep (-2800), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Plotinus (203), and Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918). After him are Anwar Sadat (1918), Rudolf Hess (1894), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Hero of Alexandria (10), and Diophantus (201).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Anthony the Great ranks 3Before him are Moses (-1393) and Joshua (-1355). After him are Catherine of Alexandria (287), Miriam (-1400), Hagar (-1800), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), Saint Sarah (100), Saint Maurice (250), and Paul of Thebes (227).