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Cyprian (; Latin: Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus; ca. 210 to 14 September 258 AD) was a bishop of Carthage and an early Christian writer of Berber descent, many of whose Latin works are extant. He is recognized as a saint in the Western and Eastern churches. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyprian has received more than 865,903 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Cyprian is the 316th most popular religious figure (down from 222nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Tunisia and the most popular Tunisian Religious Figure.

Cyprian was a Christian theologian and bishop of Carthage from 248-258. He was martyred in 258 during the persecution of Christians. Cyprian is most famous for his writings on the unity of the Church and on the primacy of the Roman Pontiff.

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Among religious figures, Cyprian ranks 316 out of 3,187Before him are Maximilian Kolbe, Irenaeus, Pope Sergius III, Pope Gregory VI, Joseph of Arimathea, and Pope Clement II. After him are Pope Nicholas I, Joel, Pope Innocent I, Pope Alexander IV, Saint Monica, and Saint Ursula.

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Among people born in 200, Cyprian ranks 5Before him are Pope Lucius I, Saint Cecilia, Valerian, and Pope Cornelius. After him are Pope Dionysius, Pope Stephen I, Pope Fabian, Hua Tuo, Athenaeus, Celsus, and Alexander of Aphrodisias. Among people deceased in 258, Cyprian ranks 3Before him are Saint Lawrence, and Pope Sixtus II. After him are Novatian, Eugenia of Rome, and Zhuge Dan.

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Among people born in Tunisia, Cyprian ranks 6 out of 210Before him are Hannibal (-183), Ibn Khaldun (1332), Claudia Cardinale (1938), Tertullian (155), and Terence (-185). After him are Habib Bourguiba (1903), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Gordian II (190), Hamilcar Barca (-275), Masinissa (-238), and Mago Barca (-243).


Among religious figures born in Tunisia, Cyprian ranks 1After him are Julia of Corsica (420), Fatima al-Fihri (800), Fulgentius of Ruspe (468), and Youssef Rzouga (1957).