Dorothea of Caesarea

279 - 311

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Saint Dorothy (Dorothea, Dora; Italian: Santa Dorotea, Spanish: Santa Dorotea; died ca. 311 AD) is a 4th-century virgin martyr who was executed at Caesarea Mazaca. Evidence for her actual historical existence or acta is very sparse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dorothea of Caesarea has received more than 140,458 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Dorothea of Caesarea is the 515th most popular religious figure (down from 509th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 239th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Dorothea of Caesarea is most famous for her work as a Christian martyr. She was tortured and killed in the 3rd century for refusing to renounce her faith.

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Among religious figures, Dorothea of Caesarea ranks 515 out of 2,272Before her are Josemaría Escrivá, Victor of Aveyron, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Pope John XVIII, Abdullah ibn Masud, and Saint Eustace. After her are Saint Titus, Vincent Ferrer, Peter Waldo, Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, Pope Sergius II, and Luigi Lucheni.

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Among people born in 279, Dorothea of Caesarea ranks 1 Among people deceased in 311, Dorothea of Caesarea ranks 3Before her are Diocletian and Galerius. After her are Pope Peter I of Alexandria and Methodius of Olympus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Dorothea of Caesarea ranks 228 out of 1,128Before her are Gülfem Hatun (1500), Alexios II Komnenos (1169), Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348), Constantine X Doukas (1006), Theodore II Laskaris (1221), and Leontios (660). After her are Anchises (null), Kenan Evren (1917), Sultan Cem (1459), Niketas Choniates (1155), Adnan Menderes (1899), and Glycerius (430).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Dorothea of Caesarea ranks 36Before her are Michael I Cerularius (1005), Pope John V (635), Pope Constantine (664), Pope John VI (655), Parascheva of the Balkans (1000), and Saint Nino (296). After her are Dionysius Exiguus (475), Theodora (815), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Theophanes the Confessor (758), Thecla (100), and Said Nursî (1877).