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Athanasius of Alexandria

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Athanasius I of Alexandria (c. 296–298 – 2 May 373), also called Athanasius the Great, Athanasius the Confessor, or, among Coptic Christians, Athanasius the Apostolic, was a church father and the 20th pope of Alexandria (as Athanasius I). His intermittent episcopacy spanned 45 years (c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Athanasius of Alexandria has received more than 1,539,035 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Athanasius of Alexandria is the 88th most popular philosopher (up from 95th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 35th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

Athanasius of Alexandria is most famous for his defense of Christianity in the 4th century.

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Among philosophers, Athanasius of Alexandria ranks 88 out of 1,081Before him are Jean Bodin, Nicholas of Cusa, Nagarjuna, Gregory of Nazianzus, Carl von Clausewitz, and Al-Kindi. After him are Boethius, Leucippus, John of Damascus, Zeno of Citium, Tertullian, and Johann Gottfried Herder.

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Among people born in 295, Athanasius of Alexandria ranks 1 Among people deceased in 373, Athanasius of Alexandria ranks 1After him is Ephrem the Syrian.

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Among people born in Egypt, Athanasius of Alexandria ranks 29 out of 582Before him are Dalida (1933), Hagar (-1800), Diophantus (201), Seti I (-1323), Hero of Alexandria (10), and Khafra (-2550). After him are Miriam (-1400), Ramesses I (-1300), Omar Sharif (1932), Ankhesenamun (-1347), Caesarion (-47), and Demis Roussos (1946).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Athanasius of Alexandria ranks 3Before him are Origen (185) and Plotinus (203). After him are Philo (-15), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Sextus Empiricus (160), Ammonius Saccas (175), John Philoponus (490), Saadia Gaon (882), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Valentinus (100), and Ammonius Hermiae (440).