Apollinaris of Laodicea

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Apollinaris the Younger, also known as Apollinaris of Laodicea and Apollinarius (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολινάριος; died 382) was a bishop of Laodicea in Syria. He is best known as a noted opponent of Arianism. Apollinaris's eagerness to emphasize the deity of Jesus and the unity of his person led him to deny the existence of a rational human soul in Christ's human nature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollinaris of Laodicea has received more than 113,501 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Apollinaris of Laodicea is the 830th most popular religious figure (down from 765th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Syria (down from 40th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Religious Figure.

Apollinaris of Laodicea is most famous for his belief that Christ had a human body and a divine spirit.

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Among religious figures, Apollinaris of Laodicea ranks 830 out of 2,238Before him are Thibaud Gaudin, Andrew Kim Taegon, Peter of Alcantara, Saturnin, Nicholas of Flüe, and Charalambos. After him are Safi-ad-din Ardabili, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Benedict of Aniane, Killing of Peter Fechter, and Agnes of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 310, Apollinaris of Laodicea ranks 3Before him are Pope Liberius and Ausonius. After him are Egeria, Antipope Eulalius, Proclus of Constantinople, Pope Theophilus of Alexandria, Jovinus, Gaius Marius Victorinus, Count Theodosius, Maximus of Ephesus, and Pacian. Among people deceased in 390, Apollinaris of Laodicea ranks 2Before him is Aurelius Victor. After him are Peter of Sebaste, Pacian, and Arshak III.

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Among people born in Syria, Apollinaris of Laodicea ranks 49 out of 181Before him are Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), Maron (301), Al-Adil I (1145), Abu'l-Fida (1273), and Andrew of Crete (660). After him are Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Damascius (480), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), Nizar Qabbani (1923), and Hazael (-900).


Among religious figures born in Syria, Apollinaris of Laodicea ranks 9Before him are John Climacus (579), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Ananias of Damascus (100), Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), and Maron (301). After him are Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Ibn Asakir (1105), Gregory III Laham (1933), Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan (1934), John X of Antioch (1955), and Ignatius Moses I Daoud (1930).