130 - 202

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Irenaeus (; Greek: Εἰρηναῖος, translit. Eirēnaîos; c. 130 – c. 202 AD) was a Greek bishop noted for his role in guiding and expanding Christian communities in the southern regions of present-day France and, more widely, for the development of Christian theology by combating heterodox or Gnostic interpretations of Scripture as heresy and defining proto-orthodoxy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irenaeus has received more than 1,985,126 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Irenaeus is the 311th most popular religious figure (down from 248th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 96th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Religious Figure.

Irenaeus is most famous for his work "Against Heresies." In this work, he argued that the four gospels were the only reliable sources of information about Jesus.

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Among religious figures, Irenaeus ranks 311 out of 3,187Before him are Abu Dawood, Saint Sava, Jacques de Molay, Pope Agatho, Amenhotep I, and Maximilian Kolbe. After him are Pope Sergius III, Pope Gregory VI, Joseph of Arimathea, Pope Clement II, Cyprian, and Pope Nicholas I.

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Among people born in 130, Irenaeus ranks 2Before him is Lucius Verus. After him are Avidius Cassius, Vologases V, and Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus. Among people deceased in 202, Irenaeus ranks 1After him are Yuan Shao, and Charalambos.

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Among people born in Türkiye, Irenaeus ranks 99 out of 1,347Before him are Nestorius (381), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Mustafa IV (1779), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), and Enver Pasha (1881). After him are Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca (1853), İsmet İnönü (1884), Cassius Dio (155), Andromache (null), Antinous (111), and Nikephoros I (760).


Among religious figures born in Türkiye, Irenaeus ranks 13Before him are Rachel (-3500), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Saint Pantaleon (275), Ephrem the Syrian (306), and Ignatius of Antioch (35). After him are Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), Gregory of Nyssa (335), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Parascheva of the Balkans (1000), and Simeon Stylites (389).