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Anthony the Great

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Anthony 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: 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 1,555,691 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Anthony the Great is the 53rd most popular religious figure (up from 68th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 18th in 2019) and the 4th 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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  • 65

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  • 13.10

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Among religious figures, Anthony the Great ranks 53 out of 2,238Before him are Mary Magdalene, Pope Gregory I, Job, Pope Pius XII, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Jerome. After him are Anthony of Padua, Pope Clement VII, Luke the Evangelist, Benedict of Nursia, Abu Hanifa, and Hildegard of Bingen.

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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 15 out of 582Before him are Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Joshua (-1355), Amenhotep III (-1403), and Origen (185). After him are Imhotep (-2800), Plotinus (203), Rudolf Hess (1894), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Anwar Sadat (1918), and Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Anthony the Great ranks 4Before him are Moses (-1393), Catherine of Alexandria (287), and Joshua (-1355). After him are Hagar (-1800), Miriam (-1400), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), Pachomius the Great (292), and Saint Menas (285).