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Aristarchus of Thessalonica

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Aristarchus or Aristarch (Greek: Ἀρίσταρχος Aristarkhos), "a Macedonian of Thessalonica" (Acts 27:2), was an early Christian mentioned in a few passages of the New Testament. He accompanied Saint Paul on his journey to Rome. Along with Gaius, another Roman Macedonian, Aristarchus was seized by the mob at Ephesus and taken into the theater (Acts 19:29). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristarchus of Thessalonica has received more than 95,669 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Aristarchus of Thessalonica is the 1,410th most popular religious figure (up from 1,448th in 2019), the 437th most popular biography from Greece (up from 485th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Greek Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Aristarchus of Thessalonica ranks 1,410 out of 2,238Before him are John Gualbert, John of Patmos, Saint Meinhard, Gustav Trolle, Hōjō Ujimasa, and John Berchmans. After him are François de la Chaise, Daniele Comboni, Joseph Genesius, Luigi De Magistris, Abercius of Hieropolis, and Domenico Tardini.

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Among people born in 5, Aristarchus of Thessalonica ranks 6Before him are Paul the Apostle, Philip the Apostle, Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Ruzi Ying, and Yin Lihua. After him is Julia Livia. Among people deceased in 100, Aristarchus of Thessalonica ranks 60Before him are Epaphras, Antiochus IV of Commagene, Mucianus, Lucilius Junior, Justus of Tiberias, and John of Patmos. After him are Dares Phrygius, Plautia Urgulanilla, Aelia Paetina, Gessius Florus, Tiridates III of Parthia, and Scribonius Largus.

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Among people born in Greece, Aristarchus of Thessalonica ranks 437 out of 936Before him are Dimitrios Loundras (1885), Georgios Karaiskakis (1780), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Spyridon Samaras (1861), Manos Hatzidakis (1925), and Nikolaos Plastiras (1883). After him are Gylippus (-500), Dimitrios Ioannidis (1923), Augustinos Kapodistrias (1778), Chabrias (-500), Demaratus of Corinth (-700), and Battus I of Cyrene (-580).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Aristarchus of Thessalonica ranks 23Before him are Nicholas Kabasilas (1322), Gregory V of Constantinople (1745), Ieronymos II of Athens (1938), Phoebe (50), Joseph II of Constantinople (1360), and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria (1954). After him are Meletius IV of Constantinople (1871), Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem (1952), Philotheus I of Constantinople (1300), Anastasios of Albania (1929), Isidore of Kiev (1385), and Gregory III of Constantinople (1450).