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Arius (; Koinē Greek: Ἄρειος, Áreios; 250 or 256 – 336) was a Cyrenaic presbyter, ascetic, and priest best known for the doctrine of Arianism. His teachings about the nature of the Godhead in Christianity, which emphasized God the Father's uniqueness and Christ's subordination under the Father, and his opposition to what would become the dominant Christology, Homoousian Christology, made him a primary topic of the First Council of Nicaea convened by Emperor Constantine the Great in 325. After Emperors Licinius and Constantine legalized and formalized the Christianity of the time in the Roman Empire, Constantine sought to unify the newly recognized Church and remove theological divisions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arius has received more than 1,258,706 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. Arius is the 67th most popular philosopher (down from 64th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Libya and the most popular Libyan Philosopher.

Ariadne is most famous for being the daughter of King Minos and Queen Pasiphae. She helped Theseus escape from the labyrinth by giving him a ball of thread to follow.

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Among philosophers, Arius ranks 67 out of 1,081Before him are Gorgias, Pliny the Elder, Ludwig Feuerbach, Peter Abelard, George Berkeley, and Johann Gottlieb Fichte. After him are Antonio Gramsci, Karl Jaspers, Rudolf Steiner, Ramakrishna, Epictetus, and William of Ockham.

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Among people born in 256, Arius ranks 1After him is Hosius of Corduba. Among people deceased in 336, Arius ranks 1After him is Pope Mark.

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Among people born in Libya, Arius ranks 4 out of 64Before him are Eratosthenes (-276), Muammar Gaddafi (1942), and Mark the Evangelist (10). After him are Septimius Severus (145), Aristippus (-434), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), and Carneades (-214).


Among philosophers born in Libya, Arius ranks 1After him are Aristippus (-434), Carneades (-214), Synesius (370), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), Arete of Cyrene (-400), Anniceris (-400), and Lucius Annaeus Cornutus (10).