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Gregory of Nazianzus

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Gregory of Nazianzus (Greek: Γρηγόριος ὁ Ναζιανζηνός, Grēgorios ho Nazianzēnos; c. 329 – 25 January 390), also known as Gregory the Theologian or Gregory Nazianzen, was a 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople and theologian. He is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age. As a classically trained orator and philosopher, he infused Hellenism into the early church, establishing the paradigm of Byzantine theologians and church officials.Gregory made a significant impact on the shape of Trinitarian theology among both Greek and Latin-speaking theologians, and he is remembered as the "Trinitarian Theologian". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregory of Nazianzus has received more than 689,669 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Gregory of Nazianzus is the 85th most popular philosopher (up from 98th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 70th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Gregory of Nazianzus is most famous for his contributions to the Nicene Creed.

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Among philosophers, Gregory of Nazianzus ranks 85 out of 1,081Before him are Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Roger Bacon, Jean Bodin, Nicholas of Cusa, and Nagarjuna. After him are Carl von Clausewitz, Al-Kindi, Athanasius of Alexandria, Boethius, Leucippus, and John of Damascus.

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Among people born in 329, Gregory of Nazianzus ranks 2Before him is Basil of Caesarea.  Among people deceased in 389, Gregory of Nazianzus ranks 1

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Among people born in Turkey, Gregory of Nazianzus ranks 60 out of 1,301Before him are Ertuğrul (1198), Julian (331), Abdul Hamid I (1725), Şehzade Mehmed (1522), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), and Mustafa II (1664). After him are Priam (null), Saint Blaise (300), Abdulmejid I (1823), Selim III (1761), Mahmud I (1696), and Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Gregory of Nazianzus ranks 8Before him are Heraclitus (-535), Anaximander (-610), Diogenes (-404), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), and Xenophanes (-570). After him are Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), Apollonius of Tyana (15), and Proclus (412).