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Athenagoras of Athens

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Athenagoras (; Greek: Ἀθηναγόρας ὁ Ἀθηναῖος; c. 133 – c. 190 AD) was a Father of the Church, an Ante-Nicene Christian apologist who lived during the second half of the 2nd century of whom little is known for certain, besides that he was Athenian (though possibly not originally from Athens), a philosopher, and a convert to Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Athenagoras of Athens has received more than 138,314 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Athenagoras of Athens is the 679th most popular religious figure (down from 646th in 2019), the 188th most popular biography from Greece (down from 179th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Greek Religious Figure.

Athenagoras of Athens is most famous for his Apology, a defense of Christianity written in the second century.

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Among religious figures, Athenagoras of Athens ranks 679 out of 2,238Before him are Silas, Martin de Porres, Mahākāśyapa, Lydia of Thyatira, Atiśa, and Cornelius the Centurion. After him are Pope Adrian IV, Émile Benveniste, Erasmus of Formia, Romanos the Melodist, Johann Tetzel, and Guru Gobind Singh.

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Among people born in 133, Athenagoras of Athens ranks 2Before him is Didius Julianus. After him is Cai Yong. Among people deceased in 190, Athenagoras of Athens ranks 1After him is Liu Bian.

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Among people born in Greece, Athenagoras of Athens ranks 188 out of 936Before him are Theopompus (-400), Archidamus II (-450), Calchas (null), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Aenesidemus (-80), and Exekias (-501). After him are Aelia Eudocia (401), Cecrops I (null), Agathias (536), Crates of Thebes (-365), Timon of Phlius (-320), and Telamon (null).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Athenagoras of Athens ranks 12Before him are Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Pope Eleutherius (171), Saint Giles (640), Antipope Alexander V (1339), and Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886). After him are Theodore Stratelates (281), Saturnin (300), Aristides of Athens (150), Cyril Lucaris (1572), Nicholas Kabasilas (1322), and Gregory V of Constantinople (1745).