Cyril of Alexandria

376 - 444

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Cyril of Alexandria (Ancient Greek: Κύριλλος Ἀλεξανδρείας; Coptic: Ⲡⲁⲡⲁ Ⲕⲩⲣⲓⲗⲗⲟⲩ ⲁ̅ also ⲡⲓ̀ⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ Ⲕⲓⲣⲓⲗⲗⲟⲥ; c. 376 – 444) was the Patriarch of Alexandria from 412 to 444. He was enthroned when the city was at the height of its influence and power within the Roman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyril of Alexandria has received more than 804,634 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 61 in 2019). Cyril of Alexandria is the 15th most popular physician, the 38th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 39th in 2019) and the most popular Physician.

Cyril of Alexandria is most famous for his involvement in the Christological controversies of the 4th century. Cyril was a bishop of Alexandria, and he was a significant figure in the Council of Ephesus.

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Among physicians, Cyril of Alexandria ranks 15 out of 502Before him are Andreas Vesalius, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, L. L. Zamenhof, Albert Schweitzer, William Harvey, and Li Ching-Yuen. After him are Cesare Lombroso, Ignaz Semmelweis, Alois Alzheimer, Michael Servetus, Nestorius, and Pedanius Dioscorides.

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Among people born in 376, Cyril of Alexandria ranks 2Before him is Alaric I. After him is Emperor Ingyō. Among people deceased in 444, Cyril of Alexandria ranks 1After him is Bleda.

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Among people born in Egypt, Cyril of Alexandria ranks 38 out of 582Before him are Omar Sharif (1932), Ankhesenamun (-1347), Caesarion (-47), Demis Roussos (1946), Menkaure (-2001), and Horemheb (-1319). After him are Ramesses III (-1217), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Philo (-15), Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), and Thutmose I (-1600).


Among physicians born in Egypt, Cyril of Alexandria ranks 1After him are Merit-Ptah (-2700), Ali ibn Ridwan (988), and Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh (1951).