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Arnobius (died c. 330) was an early Christian apologist of Berber origin during the reign of Diocletian (284–305). According to Jerome's Chronicle, Arnobius, before his conversion, was a distinguished Numidian rhetorician at Sicca Veneria (El Kef, Tunisia), a major Christian center in Proconsular Africa, and owed his conversion to a premonitory dream. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arnobius has received more than 113,109 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Arnobius is the 446th most popular philosopher (down from 436th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Tunisia (down from 27th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Tunisian Philosopher.

Arnobius is most famous for his "Against the Pagans" which is a polemical work that defends Christianity and attacks paganism.

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Among philosophers, Arnobius ranks 446 out of 1,267Before him are Thomas Cajetan, Petrus Ramus, Johannes Althusius, Diogenes of Babylon, Ernesto Laclau, and Theodorus the Atheist. After him are John Toland, Huiyuan, Vasishtha, Luce Irigaray, Maine de Biran, and Gianni Vattimo.

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Among people born in 255, Arnobius ranks 3Before him are Pope Marcellus I, and Tiridates III of Armenia. After him is Dorotheus of Tyre. Among people deceased in 327, Arnobius ranks 1

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Arnobius ranks 29 out of 210Before him are Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah (931), Moncef Marzouki (1945), Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941), Sandra Milo (1933), Al-Aziz Billah (955), and Fouad Mebazaa (1933). After him are Georges Wolinski (1934), F. R. David (1947), Hasdrubal Gisco (-300), Fulgentius of Ruspe (468), Himilco (-550), and Salvius Julianus (115).


Among philosophers born in Tunisia, Arnobius ranks 3Before him are Tertullian (155), and Macrobius (370). After him are Clitomachus (-187), and Pierre Lévy (1956).