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Cerinthus (Greek: Κήρινθος; fl. c. 50-100 CE) was an early Gnostic, who was prominent as a heresiarch in the view of the early Church Fathers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cerinthus has received more than 173,023 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Cerinthus is the 747th most popular philosopher (up from 800th in 2019), the 676th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 668th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Cerinthus ranks 747 out of 1,089Before him are Anandamayi Ma, Symon Budny, Cláudio Hummes, Rishabhanatha, Ivan Ilyin, and Jacob Moleschott. After him are Paul de Lagarde, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Zhang Zai, Isaac Israeli ben Solomon, Glaucon, and Theodorus the Atheist.

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Among people born in 100, Cerinthus ranks 45Before him are Carpocrates, Aquila of Sinope, Galeria Fundana, Epaphras, Quadratus of Athens, and Gessius Florus. After him are Thaddeus of Edessa, Androcles, Cornelius Fuscus, Pope Avilius of Alexandria, Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus, and Artabanus III of Parthia. Among people deceased in 200, Cerinthus ranks 19Before him are Vologases III of Parthia, Numenius of Apamea, Alciphron, Maximus of Tyre, Aquila of Sinope, and Apollonius Dyscolus. After him are Chariton, Favorinus, Phlegon of Tralles, Albinus, Polemon of Laodicea, and Caesarius of Africa.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Cerinthus ranks 676 out of 1,128Before him are Asad ibn al-Furat (759), Antimachus (-400), George, Emperor of Trebizond (1255), Laodice I (-300), Saint Mercurius (224), and Gessius Florus (100). After him are Ardys of Lydia (-750), Euphorbus (null), Thaddeus of Edessa (100), Polemon I of Pontus (-65), Matthew of Edessa (1100), and Hethum I, King of Armenia (1215).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Cerinthus ranks 44Before him are Nausiphanes (-400), Maximus Planudes (1260), Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Diodorus Cronus (-400), Crantor (-400), and Zeno of Tarsus (-250). After him are Maximus of Ephesus (310), John Argyropoulos (1415), Necip Fazıl Kısakürek (1904), Alcidamas (null), Antipater of Tarsus (-300), and Albinus (100).