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Macarius of Egypt

300 - 391

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Macarius of Egypt (c. 300 – 391) was a Christian monk and hermit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Macarius of Egypt has received more than 172,871 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Macarius of Egypt is the 591st most popular religious figure (up from 629th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 123rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Macarius of Egypt is most famous for his biography of the desert fathers. He was a monk who lived in Egypt and wrote about the lives of the monks living in the desert.

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Among religious figures, Macarius of Egypt ranks 591 out of 2,238Before him are Gamaliel, Pope Theodore II, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Sister Lúcia, Joan Enric Vives Sicília, and John Knox. After him are Angelus Silesius, Jacobus da Varagine, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Severinus, Pope Leo VI, and William Laud.

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Among people born in 300, Macarius of Egypt ranks 11Before him are Pope Felix I, Pope Julius I, Pope Eutychian, Theodore of Amasea, Valerius Severus, and Vincent of Saragossa. After him are Vātsyāyana, Asanga, Erasmus of Formia, Narseh, Expeditus, and Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. Among people deceased in 391, Macarius of Egypt ranks 1After him is Gogugyang of Goguryeo.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Macarius of Egypt ranks 116 out of 582Before him are Maria al-Qibtiyya (600), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), Al-Kamil (1177), Seqenenre Tao (-1600), Sekhemkhet (-2800), and Alexander Helios (-40). After him are Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Amasis II (-700), Berenice IV of Egypt (-77), Senusret II (-1900), Kiya (-1400), and Philo of Byzantium (-280).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Macarius of Egypt ranks 18Before him are Saint Menas (285), Saint Sarah (100), Mary of Egypt (344), Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926), Al-Suyuti (1445), and Maria al-Qibtiyya (600). After him are Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923), Antipope Dioscorus (500), Basilides (117), Nahshon (null), Didymus the Blind (313), and Pope Peter I of Alexandria (300).