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 712,560 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Cyril of Alexandria is the 15th most popular physician, the 39th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian 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 509Before him are L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Albert Schweitzer, Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi. After him are Cesare Lombroso, Nestorius, Alois Alzheimer, Pedanius Dioscorides, Li Ching-Yuen, and Jean-Martin Charcot.

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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 39 out of 520Before him are Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Demis Roussos (1946), Philo (-15), and Baibars (1223). After him are Ay (-1380), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Hagar (-1800), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), and Dalida (1933).


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).