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Dionysius the Areopagite (; Greek: Διονύσιος ὁ Ἀρεοπαγίτης Dionysios ho Areopagitēs) was an Athenian judge at the Areopagus Court in Athens, who lived in the first century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dionysius the Areopagite has received more than 469,612 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Dionysius the Areopagite is the 341st most popular religious figure (up from 425th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Greece (up from 107th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Religious Figure.

Dionysius the Areopagite is most famous for his work "The Divine Names," which is a commentary on the names of God found in the Bible.

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Among religious figures, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 341 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Eugene I, Pope Benedict I, Pope Eutychian, Pope Adeodatus II, Simeon Stylites, and Pope Innocent V. After him are Pope Clement III, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Pope Nicholas III, Kane Tanaka, Pope Marcellus I, and Pope Benedict III.

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Among people born in 100, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 5Before him are Ptolemy, Pope Alexander I, Joseph of Arimathea, and Longinus. After him are Thecla, James the Less, Decebalus, Pope Telesphorus, Pope Hyginus, Saint Sarah, and Pope Victor I. Among people deceased in 100, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 16Before him are Zechariah, John the Evangelist, Zacchaeus, Caiaphas, Longinus, and Barabbas. After him are Herodias, Thecla, Salome, Apollonius of Tyana, Simon of Cyrene, and Saint Sarah.

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Among people born in Greece, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 92 out of 936Before him are Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Aristides (-550), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Pheidippides (-600), Lysimachus (-361), and Philip III of Macedon (-359). After him are George II of Greece (1890), Oruç Reis (1473), Cimon (-510), Nestor (null), Irene Papas (1929), and Creon (null).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 4Before him are Pope Sixtus II (215), Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), and Pope Dionysius (200). After him are Saint Titus (13), Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Pope Eleutherius (171), Saint Giles (640), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), and Athenagoras of Athens (133).