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 81,359 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Arsenius the Great is the 992nd most popular religious figure (down from 905th in 2019), the 1,481st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,360th in 2019) and the 318th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Arsenius the Great ranks 992 out of 2,238Before her are Benedict the Moor, Adalbert of Magdeburg, Walter Kasper, Nicanor the Deacon, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, and Mary Jane Kelly. After her are Saint Petronilla, Leonardo Boff, Saint David, Primož Trubar, Servatius of Tongeren, and Stephen Harding.

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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 1,481 out of 4,668Before her are Philip I, Prince of Taranto (1278), Vincenzo Lancia (1881), Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727), Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (1566), Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta (1898), and Andrew, Duke of Calabria (1327). After her are Boris Pahor (1913), Matthias Gallas (1584), Elisabetta Sirani (1638), Alessandro Magnasco (1667), Simon of Sicily (1093), and Lea Massari (1933).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Arsenius the Great ranks 318Before her are Gianna Beretta Molla (1922), Lawrence of Brindisi (1559), Ascanio Sforza (1455), Augustine of Canterbury (510), Benedict the Moor (1526), and Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (1566). After her are Catherine of Genoa (1447), Saint Chrysogonus (250), Henry Benedict Stuart (1725), Paul of the Cross (1694), Alfredo Ottaviani (1890), and Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet (1588).