Arsenius the Great

354 - 449

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Arsenius the Deacon, sometimes known as Arsenius of Scetis and Turah, Arsenius the Roman or Arsenius the Great, was a Roman imperial tutor who became an anchorite in Egypt, one of the most highly regarded of the Desert Fathers, whose teachings were greatly influential on the development of asceticism and the contemplative life. His contemporaries so admired him as to surname him "the Great". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arsenius the Great has received more than 107,926 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Arsenius the Great is the 960th most popular religious figure (up from 1,018th in 2019), the 1,407th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,477th in 2019) and the 304th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Arsenius the Great ranks 960 out of 3,187Before her are Arnold of Brescia, Antipope Laurentius, Angelo Scola, Abu Hudhayfa ibn Utba, Peter Claver, and Hatim al-Tai. After her are Hermenegild, Donatus Magnus, Suhayb ar-Rumi, Antipope Honorius II, Charles I, Count of Flanders, and Mary Jane Kelly.

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Among people born in 354, Arsenius the Great ranks 3Before her are Augustine of Hippo, and Paulinus of Nola.  Among people deceased in 449, Arsenius the Great ranks 2Before her is Flavian of Constantinople. After her are Eucherius of Lyon, and Hilary of Arles.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Arsenius the Great ranks 1,407 out of 5,161Before her are Giuseppe Conte (1964), Mariotto Albertinelli (1474), Andrew, Duke of Calabria (1327), Cornelia (-97), Norberto Bobbio (1909), and Giovanni Sforza (1466). After her are Giovanni Bononcini (1670), Mario Bava (1914), Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara (1545), Amadeus II, Count of Savoy (1050), Giuliano Amato (1938), and Marco Ferreri (1928).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Arsenius the Great ranks 304Before her are Lucifer of Cagliari (201), Antipope Innocent III (1150), Paolo Giovio (1483), Saint Silvia (515), Arnold of Brescia (1100), and Angelo Scola (1941). After her are Antipope Honorius II (1010), Saint Sabina (100), Giovanni Angelo Becciu (1948), Pietro Gasparri (1852), Eugenia of Rome (180), and Veronica Giuliani (1660).