Arsenius the Great

354 - 449

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Saint 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 58,846 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Arsenius the Great is the 906th most popular religious figure (up from 935th in 2019), the 1,360th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,417th in 2019) and the 300th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Arsenius the Great ranks 906 out of 2,272. Before her are Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Lucian of Antioch, Lambert of Maastricht, Germanus I of Constantinople, Canaan, and Antipope Felix II. After her are Antipope Paschal, Pope Dioscorus I of Alexandria, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Khaemweset, Zephaniah, and Nicetas of Remesiana.

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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 1After her are Flavian of Constantinople, Eucherius of Lyon, and Hilary of Arles.

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Among people born in Italy, Arsenius the Great ranks 1,360 out of 4,088. Before her are Antipope Felix II (300), Francesco Maria Piave (1810), Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598), Amadeus III, Count of Savoy (1095), Constantina (325), and Franco Alfano (1875). After her are Matteo Carcassi (1792), Gianni Vattimo (1936), Claudia Mori (1944), Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (1566), Carlo Dolci (1616), and Giovanni Verga (1840).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Arsenius the Great ranks 300Before her are Roberto Calvi (1920), Peter of Verona (1206), Angelo Scola (1941), Alfredo Ottaviani (1890), Anthony Maria Zaccaria (1502), and Antipope Felix II (300). After her are Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (1566), Paolo Giovio (1483), Teobaldo Boccapecci (1100), Methodios I of Constantinople (788), Alessandro Valignano (1539), and Antipope Honorius II (1010).