Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

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Augustine of Hippo ( aw-GUST-in, US also AW-gə-steen; Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian and philosopher of Berber origin and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustine of Hippo has received more than 10,602,903 page views. His biography is available in 151 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 144 in 2019). Augustine of Hippo is the 13th most popular philosopher (up from 15th in 2019), the most popular biography from Algeria and the most popular Algerian Philosopher.

Augustine of Hippo is most famous for his conversion to Christianity and his writings on the subject.

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Among philosophers, Augustine of Hippo ranks 13 out of 1,267Before him are René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Friedrich Nietzsche. After him are Heraclitus, Thales of Miletus, Francis Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

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Among people born in 354, Augustine of Hippo ranks 1After him are Paulinus of Nola, and Arsenius the Great. Among people deceased in 430, Augustine of Hippo ranks 1After him are Macrobius, Octar, Honoratus, Saint Aurelius, and Nilus of Sinai.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Augustine of Hippo ranks 1 out of 213After him are Albert Camus (1913), Apuleius (125), Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), Jacques Derrida (1930), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Macrinus (164), Saint Monica (332), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), and Emir Abdelkader (1808).


Among philosophers born in Algeria, Augustine of Hippo ranks 1After him are Jacques Derrida (1930), Louis Althusser (1918), Martianus Capella (360), Jacques Rancière (1940), Priscian (500), Émile Boirac (1851), Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100), and Catherine Malabou (1959).