Isaac of Nineveh

640 - 700

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Isaac of Nineveh (Syriac: ܡܪܝ ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ‎; Arabic: إسحاق النينوي Ishaq an-Naynuwī; Greek: Ἰσαὰκ Σύρος; c. 613 – c. 700), also remembered as Saint Isaac the Syrian, Abba Isaac, Isaac Syrus and Isaac of Qatar, was a 7th-century Church of the East Syriac Christian bishop and theologian best remembered for his written works on Christian asceticism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac of Nineveh has received more than 127,883 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Isaac of Nineveh is the 657th most popular religious figure (up from 702nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Qatar (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Qatari Religious Figure.

Isaac of Nineveh is most famous for his work in the field of medicine. He is also known for his contributions to philosophy and theology.

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Among religious figures, Isaac of Nineveh ranks 657 out of 2,272Before him are Hannah, Eulalia of Mérida, Karmapa, Papias of Hierapolis, Émile Benveniste, and Ivo of Kermartin. After him are Evagrius Ponticus, John Henry Newman, Cornelius the Centurion, Silas, Erasmus of Formia, and Lydia of Thyatira.

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Among people born in 640, Isaac of Nineveh ranks 4Before him are Asparuh of Bulgaria, Saint Giles, and Musa ibn Nusayr. After him are Saint Kilian and Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi. Among people deceased in 700, Isaac of Nineveh ranks 4Before him are Asparuh of Bulgaria, Bahira, and Di Renjie. After him are Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, Abdullah ibn Saba', Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Cunipert, Sajah, Daṇḍin, Lupus I of Aquitaine, and Dymphna.

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In Qatar

Among people born in Qatar, Isaac of Nineveh ranks 1 out of 22After him are Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1952), Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (1932), Moza bint Nasser (1959), Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (1980), Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani (1920), Mohammed bin Thani (1788), Nasser Al-Khelaifi (1973), Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (1959), Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (1960), Nasser Al-Attiyah (1970), and Mohammed bin Hammam (1949).


Among religious figures born in Qatar, Isaac of Nineveh ranks 1