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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 376,140 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Dionysius the Areopagite is the 426th most popular religious figure (down from 406th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Greece (down from 97th in 2019) and the 6th 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 426 out of 2,272Before him are Michael I Cerularius, Gregory the Illuminator, Saint Sava, Pope John V, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi, and Alphonsus Liguori. After him are Pope Eleutherius, Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pope John XI, Camillus de Lellis, Saint Sarah, and Antipope Benedict XIII.

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Among people born in 100, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 9Before him are Pope Alexander I, Longinus, James the Less, Decebalus, Pope Hyginus, and Pope Telesphorus. After him are Saint Sarah, Pope Victor I, Justin Martyr, Thecla, Cornelius the Centurion, and Lydia of Thyatira. Among people deceased in 100, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 19Before him are Longinus, Herodias, Simon of Cyrene, Barabbas, Zacchaeus, and Apollonius of Tyana. After him are Saint Sarah, Salome, Pontius Pilate's wife, Pomponius Mela, Nicodemus, and Thecla.

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Among people born in Greece, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 107 out of 855Before him are Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Theo Angelopoulos (1935), Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), and Phaedrus (-20). After him are Perseus of Macedon (-212), Pope Eleutherius (171), Melissus of Samos (-470), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Scopas (-395), and Eleftherios Venizelos (1864).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 6Before him are Pope Sixtus II (215), Pope Dionysius (200), Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), Philomena (291), and Pope Hyginus (100). After him are Pope Eleutherius (171), Saint Titus (13), Saint Giles (640), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), and Athenagoras of Athens (133).