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Dorothea of Caesarea

279 - 311

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Dorothea of Caesarea (Dorothea, Dora; often just called Saint Dorothy, 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 177,471 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Dorothea of Caesarea is the 484th most popular religious figure (up from 514th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 228th in 2019) and the 34th 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 484 out of 2,238Before her are Saint Rosalia, Saint Florian, Michael I Cerularius, Umm Salama, Laban, and Rashi. After her are Pope Soter, Jehoshaphat, Saint Spyridon, Antipope Clement VII, Ansgar, and Pope Silverius.

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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 207 out of 1,301Before her are Pulcheria (399), Gregory Palamas (1296), Pope John VI (655), Ismihan Sultan (1544), John VI Kantakouzenos (1292), and Michael I Cerularius (1005). After her are Isaac I Komnenos (1007), Sultan Cem (1459), Theodore I Laskaris (1174), Alexios III Angelos (1153), Leo IV the Khazar (750), and Leo I the Thracian (401).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Dorothea of Caesarea ranks 34Before her are Pope John V (635), Pope Sabinian (530), Theodore of Amasea (300), Gregory Palamas (1296), Pope John VI (655), and Michael I Cerularius (1005). After her are Sabbas the Sanctified (439), Dionysius Exiguus (475), Theophanes the Confessor (758), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Pancras of Rome (289), and Basilios Bessarion (1403).