Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

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Augustine of Hippo (; Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian, philosopher, 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 6,741,078 page views. His biography is available in 137 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Augustine of Hippo is the 12th most popular philosopher (up from 13th 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 12 out of 1,089Before him are Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Niccolò Machiavelli. After him are John Locke, Francis Bacon, Pythagoras, Thomas Aquinas, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Montesquieu.

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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 and Octar.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Augustine of Hippo ranks 1 out of 164After him are Albert Camus (1913), Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Apuleius (125), Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Édouard-Henri Avril (1849).


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), and Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100).