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Lydia of Thyatira

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Lydia of Thyatira (Greek: Λυδία) is a woman mentioned in the New Testament who is regarded as the first documented convert to Christianity in Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lydia of Thyatira has received more than 631,863 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Lydia of Thyatira is the 675th most popular religious figure (down from 662nd in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Lydia of Thyatira is most famous for being the first European to be converted to Christianity.

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Among religious figures, Lydia of Thyatira ranks 675 out of 2,238Before her are Mahapajapati Gotami, Julia of Corsica, John Harvard, Silas, Martin de Porres, and Mahākāśyapa. After her are Atiśa, Cornelius the Centurion, Athenagoras of Athens, Pope Adrian IV, Émile Benveniste, and Erasmus of Formia.

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Among people born in 100, Lydia of Thyatira ranks 16Before her are Pope Hyginus, Saint Sarah, Pope Victor I, Justin Martyr, Ananias of Damascus, and Philemon. After her are Cornelius the Centurion, Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, Antipas of Pergamum, Simeon of Jerusalem, and Mary the Jewess. Among people deceased in 100, Lydia of Thyatira ranks 31Before her are Nicodemus, Herod Agrippa II, Pontius Pilate's wife, Zebedee, Pomponius Mela, and Silas. After her are Cornelius the Centurion, Philip the Evangelist, Valerius Maximus, Papias of Hierapolis, Mary of Bethany, and Agabus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Lydia of Thyatira ranks 308 out of 1,301Before her are Constantine Laskaris (1170), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Thrasymachus (-459), Nebahat Çehre (1944), and Heraclides Ponticus (-385). After her are Gemistus Pletho (1355), Candaules (-800), Erasmus of Formia (300), Attalus III (-170), Libanius (314), and Zosimus (460).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Lydia of Thyatira ranks 43Before her are Theophanes the Confessor (758), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Pancras of Rome (289), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Philemon (100), and Theodora (815). After her are Erasmus of Formia (300), Theophilus of Antioch (140), Said Nursî (1877), Evagrius Ponticus (345), Onesimus (1), and Nectarios of Aegina (1846).