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Cyprian ( SIP-ree-ən; Latin: Thaschus Caecilius Cyprianus; c. 210 – September 14, 258 AD) was bishop of Carthage and a notable early Christian writer of Berber descent, many of whose Latin works are extant. He is also recognised as a saint in the Christian churches. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyprian has received more than 502,078 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Cyprian is the 227th most popular religious figure (down from 220th in 2019), the 7th 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 227 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Siricius, Longinus, Pope Sixtus I, Maximilian Kolbe, Pope Alexander III, and Pope Urban III. After him are John of the Cross, Saint Veronica, Pope Felix I, Ubba, Pope Benedict XIII, and Amos.

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Among people born in 200, Cyprian ranks 4Before him are Valerian, Pope Lucius I, and Pope Fabian. After him are Pope Dionysius, Saint Cecilia, Pope Cornelius, Pope Pontian, Hua Tuo, Pope Stephen I, Celsus, and Athenaeus. Among people deceased in 258, Cyprian ranks 3Before him are Saint Lawrence and Pope Sixtus II. After him is Novatian.

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Among people born in Tunisia, Cyprian ranks 7 out of 163Before him are Hannibal (-183), Ibn Khaldun (1332), Claudia Cardinale (1938), Tertullian (155), Terence (-185), and Hamilcar Barca (-275). After him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Aemilianus (207), Habib Bourguiba (1903), Gordian II (190), Hasdrubal Barca (-300), and Masinissa (-238).


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).