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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregory of Nazianzus has received more than 485,417 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Gregory of Nazianzus is the 98th most popular philosopher (down from 80th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 53rd 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 98 out of 1,089Before him are Jacques Derrida, Gorgias, Isidore of Seville, Athanasius of Alexandria, Al-Kindi, and Zhuang Zhou. After him are Roland Barthes, Philo, Theophrastus, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Meister Eckhart, and Gilles Deleuze.

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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 70 out of 1,128Before him are Mustafa II (1664), Orhan (1288), Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132), Saint Blaise (300), Mahmud I (1696), and Aspasia (-470). After him are Honorius (384), Rachel (-3500), Constantine VII (905), Nestorius (381), Piri Reis (1470), and Ibn Taymiyyah (1263).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Gregory of Nazianzus ranks 8Before him are Thales of Miletus (-623), Diogenes (-404), Anaximander (-610), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), and Xenophanes (-570). After him are Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Proclus (412), and Apollonius of Tyana (15).