Eusebius of Nicomedia

280 - 341

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Eusebius of Nicomedia (; Greek: Εὐσέβιος; died 341) was an Arian priest who baptized Constantine the Great on his deathbed in 337. A fifth-century legend evolved that Pope Saint Sylvester I was the one to baptize Constantine, but this is dismissed by scholars as a forgery 'to amend the historical memory of the Arian baptism that the emperor received at the end of his life, and instead to attribute an unequivocally orthodox baptism to him.' He was a bishop of Berytus (modern-day Beirut) in Phoenicia. He was later made the bishop of Nicomedia, where the Imperial court resided. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eusebius of Nicomedia has received more than 148,185 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Eusebius of Nicomedia is the 761st most popular religious figure (up from 835th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 15th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Lebanese Religious Figure.

Eusebius of Nicomedia is most famous for being the bishop of Nicomedia and a supporter of Arius.

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Among religious figures, Eusebius of Nicomedia ranks 761 out of 2,272Before him are Anthony de Mello, Raymond of Penyafort, La Voisin, Philipp Spener, Charles Spurgeon, and Romano Guardini. After him are Isidore the Laborer, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Antipope Philip, Cyriacus, Apollinaris of Laodicea, and Saint Maurus.

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Among people born in 280, Eusebius of Nicomedia ranks 3Before him are Saint George and Saint Susanna. After him are Aphrahat and Valeria Maximilla. Among people deceased in 341, Eusebius of Nicomedia ranks 1

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Among people born in Lebanon, Eusebius of Nicomedia ranks 17 out of 119Before him are Christina of Bolsena (210), Fairuz (1935), Ulpian (170), Amin Maalouf (1949), Émile Lahoud (1936), and Hiram I (-1000). After him are Rashid Rida (1865), Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Bachir Gemayel (1947), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Michel Suleiman (1948), and Amine Gemayel (1942).


Among religious figures born in Lebanon, Eusebius of Nicomedia ranks 4Before him are Saint Barbara (300), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), and Christina of Bolsena (210). After him are Rashid Rida (1865), Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Pamphilus of Caesarea (240), Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (1940), Frumentius (400), Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), and Aram I (1947).