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Cornelius the Centurion

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Cornelius (Greek: Κορνήλιος, romanized: Kornélios; Latin: Cornelius) was a Roman centurion who is considered by Christians to be the first Gentile to convert to the faith, as related in Acts of the Apostles (see Ethiopian eunuch for the competing tradition). The baptism of Cornelius is an important event in the history of the early Christian church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornelius the Centurion has received more than 921,059 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Cornelius the Centurion is the 677th most popular religious figure (down from 659th in 2019).

Cornelius is most famous for being the first gentile to be converted to Christianity.

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Among religious figures, Cornelius the Centurion ranks 677 out of 2,238Before him are John Harvard, Silas, Martin de Porres, Mahākāśyapa, Lydia of Thyatira, and Atiśa. After him are Athenagoras of Athens, Pope Adrian IV, Émile Benveniste, Erasmus of Formia, Romanos the Melodist, and Johann Tetzel.

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Among people born in 100, Cornelius the Centurion ranks 17Before him are Saint Sarah, Pope Victor I, Justin Martyr, Ananias of Damascus, Philemon, and Lydia of Thyatira. After him are Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, Antipas of Pergamum, Simeon of Jerusalem, Mary the Jewess, and Claudia Acte. Among people deceased in 100, Cornelius the Centurion ranks 32Before him are Herod Agrippa II, Pontius Pilate's wife, Zebedee, Pomponius Mela, Silas, and Lydia of Thyatira. After him are Philip the Evangelist, Valerius Maximus, Papias of Hierapolis, Mary of Bethany, Agabus, and Mary the Jewess.

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