Hippolytus of Rome

170 - 235

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Hippolytus of Rome (, Greek: Ἱππόλυτος; Romanized: Hippólytos, c. 170 – c. 235 AD) was a Bishop of Rome and one of the most important second-third century Christian theologians, whose provenance, identity and corpus remain elusive to scholars and historians. Suggested communities include Rome, Palestine, Egypt, Anatolia and other regions of the Middle East. The best historians of literature in the ancient church, including Eusebius of Caesarea and Jerome, openly confess they cannot name where Hippolytus the biblical commentator and theologian served in leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hippolytus of Rome has received more than 773,519 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Hippolytus of Rome is the 792nd most popular religious figure (down from 732nd in 2019), the 1,093rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 961st in 2019) and the 271st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Hippolytus of Rome is most famous for his work "Refutation of All Heresies."

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Over the past year Hippolytus of Rome has had the most page views in the with 112,643 views, followed by Spanish (27,307), and German (18,475). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (218.83%), Venetian (141.46%), and Indonesian (135.57%)


Among religious figures, Hippolytus of Rome ranks 792 out of 3,187Before him are Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, William Tyndale, Augustine of Canterbury, Athenagoras of Athens, and Anastasius of Persia. After him are Nicholas of Flüe, Eutyches, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Pietro Parolin, Isidore the Laborer, and Paul of Samosata.

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Among people born in 170, Hippolytus of Rome ranks 5Before him are Ulpian, Pupienus, Philostratus, and Guo Jia. After him are Herodian, and Pang De. Among people deceased in 235, Hippolytus of Rome ranks 4Before him are Severus Alexander, Cassius Dio, and Julia Avita Mamaea. After him are Claudius Aelianus, and Pope Pontian.

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Among people born in Italy, Hippolytus of Rome ranks 1,093 out of 5,161Before him are Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), Andrea Pirlo (1979), Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli (1856), Gino Bartali (1914), Marcello Gandini (1938), and Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons (1638). After him are Marcus Atilius Regulus (-299), Michele Ferrero (1925), Lucius Aelius (101), Chiara Lubich (1920), Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691), and Ascanio Sobrero (1812).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Hippolytus of Rome ranks 271Before him are Antipope Nicholas V (1260), Romuald (951), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Gerard of Csanád (980), Giovanni Battista Re (1934), and Augustine of Canterbury (510). After him are Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), Pietro Parolin (1955), Gemma Galgani (1878), Peter Chrysologus (380), Giuseppe Moscati (1880), and Tatiana of Rome (200).