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Helena, Helena Augusta, or Saint Helena (; Greek: Ἑλένη, Helénē; AD c. 246/248 – c. 330) was an Empress of the Roman Empire and mother of Roman emperor Constantine the Great. She was born in the lower classes traditionally in the Greek city of Drepana, Bithynia, in Asia Minor, which was renamed Helenopolis in her honor, though several locations have been proposed for her birthplace and origin. Helena ranks as an important figure in the history of Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helena has received more than 273,182 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Helena is the 6th most popular companion (up from 7th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 30th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Companion.

Helena is most famous for her discovery of the True Cross.

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Among companions, Helena ranks 6 out of 687Before her are Nefertiti, Anne Boleyn, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Catherine de' Medici, and Aisha. After her are Catherine of Aragon, Fatimah, Empress Joséphine, Eva Braun, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma.

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Among people born in 250, Helena ranks 1After her are Galerius, Constantius Chlorus, Saint Florian, Pope Caius, Lactantius, Pope Miltiades, Saint Maurice, Pope Marcellinus, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Eusebius, and Carinus. Among people deceased in 330, Helena ranks 1After her are Iamblichus, Tiridates III of Armenia, and Flavia Julia Constantia.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Helena ranks 24 out of 1,128Before her are Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed III (1566), Hesiod (-800), Strabo (-64), Bayezid I (1354), and Bayezid II (1447). After her are Abdul Hamid II (1842), Murad I (1326), Mustafa I (1591), Murad II (1404), Mehmed IV (1642), and Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (1615).

Among COMPANIONS In Turkey

Among companions born in Turkey, Helena ranks 1After her are Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Aspasia (-470), Antinous (111), Hecuba (null), Gülfem Hatun (1500), Malhun Hatun (1350), Pulcheria (399), Licinia Eudoxia (422), Anna Porphyrogenita (963), Agnes of Antioch (1153), and Irene Angelina (1181).