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Dionysius Exiguus

475 - 544

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Dionysius Exiguus (Latin for "Dionysius the Humble", Greek: Διονύσιος; c. 470 – c. 544) was a 6th-century Eastern Roman monk born in Scythia Minor. He was a member of a community of Scythian monks concentrated in Tomis (present day Constanța, Romania), the major city of Scythia Minor. Dionysius is best known as the inventor of Anno Domini (AD) dating, which is used to number the years of both the Gregorian calendar and the (Christianised) Julian calendar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dionysius Exiguus has received more than 651,970 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 41 in 2019). Dionysius Exiguus is the 520th most popular religious figure (up from 529th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 237th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Dionysius Exiguus is most famous for the work he did in the 6th century to calculate the date of Easter.

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Among religious figures, Dionysius Exiguus ranks 520 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Stephen VII, Alphonsus Liguori, Simeon, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, John Wesley, and Pope Anastasius II. After him are Saint Giles, Anas ibn Malik, Angela Merici, Adalbert of Prague, Rabbi Akiva, and Pope Alexander I of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 475, Dionysius Exiguus ranks 1After him are Clotilde, Vitiges, and Tribonian. Among people deceased in 544, Dionysius Exiguus ranks 1After him is Imru' al-Qais.

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Among people born in Turkey, Dionysius Exiguus ranks 228 out of 1,301Before him are Pharamond (370), Sabbas the Sanctified (439), Uzun Hasan (1423), Cemal Gürsel (1895), Glycerius (430), and Romanos II (938). After him are Constantine VIII (960), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), Alexios IV Angelos (1182), Anthemius of Tralles (474), Giorgos Seferis (1900), and Alaeddin Pasha (1250).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Dionysius Exiguus ranks 36Before him are Theodore of Amasea (300), Gregory Palamas (1296), Pope John VI (655), Michael I Cerularius (1005), Dorothea of Caesarea (279), and Sabbas the Sanctified (439). After him are Theophanes the Confessor (758), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Pancras of Rome (289), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Philemon (100), and Theodora (815).