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Basil of Caesarea

329 - 379

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Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Μέγας, Hágios Basíleios ho Mégas; Coptic: Ⲡⲓⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ Ⲃⲁⲥⲓⲗⲓⲟⲥ; 330 – January 1 or 2, 379), was a bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). He was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church, fighting against both Arianism and the followers of Apollinaris of Laodicea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Basil of Caesarea has received more than 905,753 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Basil of Caesarea is the 8th most popular physician (up from 10th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 39th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Turkish Physician.

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Among physicians, Basil of Caesarea ranks 8 out of 502Before him are Florence Nightingale, Galen, Paracelsus, Robert Koch, Josef Mengele, and Edward Jenner. After him are Andreas Vesalius, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, L. L. Zamenhof, Albert Schweitzer, William Harvey, and Li Ching-Yuen.

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Among people born in 329, Basil of Caesarea ranks 1After him is Gregory of Nazianzus. Among people deceased in 379, Basil of Caesarea ranks 1After him are Shapur II and Macrina the Younger.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Basil of Caesarea ranks 30 out of 1,301Before him are Mehmed IV (1642), Murad II (1404), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Abdul Hamid II (1842), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), and Osman II (1604). After him are Luke the Evangelist (31), Helena (250), Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed I (1386), John Chrysostom (349), and Anaxagoras (-500).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, Basil of Caesarea ranks 2Before him are Galen (129). After him are Nestorius (381), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Polycarp (69), Herophilos (-335), Ctesias (-440), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Aëtius of Amida (502), and Caesarius of Nazianzus (330).