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Barsanuphius (Greek: Βαρσανούφιος, romanized: Barsanouphios, Italian: Barsonofio, Barsanofrio, Barsanorio; died c. 545), also known as Barsanuphius of Palestine or Barsanuphius of Gaza, was a Christian hermit and writer of the sixth century. Born in Egypt, he lived in absolute seclusion for fifty years, and then near the monastery of Saint Seridon of Gaza in Palestine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barsanuphius has received more than 7,986 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Barsanuphius is the 1,213th most popular religious figure, the 288th most popular biography from Egypt and the 34th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Barsanuphius ranks 1,213 out of 2,272Before him are John IV of Constantinople, Oswald of Northumbria, Shenoute, Nicholas of Japan, Stephen Harding, and Edward Schillebeeckx. After him are Fouad Twal, Gregorio Barbarigo, Nicolaus Olahus, Isidore of Kiev, Jozef Tomko, and 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As.

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Among people born in 401, Barsanuphius ranks 7Before him are Theodosius II, Leo I the Thracian, Aelia Eudocia, Emperor Ankō, Stobaeus, and Buddhaghosa. After him are Hilary of Arles and Nechtan Morbet. Among people deceased in 540, Barsanuphius ranks 4Before him are Bodhidharma, Wacho, and Dignāga. After him are Kaleb of Axum and Amalaberga.

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Among people born in Egypt, Barsanuphius ranks 288 out of 520Before him are Carpocrates (100), Ammonius Hermiae (440), Pentawer (-1173), John Tristan, Count of Valois (1250), Shenoute (348), and Didymus Chalcenterus (-63). After him are Menkare (-2200), Edmond Jabès (1912), Boutros Ghali (1846), Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (1928), Mohammed Badie (1943), and Setepenre (-1400).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Barsanuphius ranks 34Before him are Pope Theophilus of Alexandria (310), Apollos (100), Pope Anianus of Alexandria (100), Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria (1952), Carpocrates (100), and Shenoute (348). After him are Anatolius of Constantinople (301), Pope Avilius of Alexandria (100), Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (1902), Pope Demetrius I of Alexandria (200), Macarius of Alexandria (297), and Antonios Naguib (1935).