Marcion of Sinope

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Marcion of Sinope (; Greek: Μαρκίων Σινώπης; c. 85 – c. 160) was an early Christian theologian, an evangelist, and an important figure in early Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcion of Sinope has received more than 500,766 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Marcion of Sinope is the 280th most popular religious figure (down from 268th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 111th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

The most famous Marcion of Sinope is most famous for his radical rejection of the Old Testament. Marcion of Sinope believed that the God of the Old Testament was a different god than the God of the New Testament. He believed that the God of the Old Testament was a vengeful, wrathful, and jealous god while the God of the New Testament was a loving, merciful, and forgiving god.

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Among religious figures, Marcion of Sinope ranks 280 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Paschal II, Pope Boniface V, Hosea, Pope Adrian II, Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, and Pope Honorius IV. After him are Pope Anacletus, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Fethullah Gülen, Pope Innocent IV, Pope Boniface I, and Pope Benedict II.

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Among people born in 85, Marcion of Sinope ranks 1After him is Favorinus. Among people deceased in 160, Marcion of Sinope ranks 1After him are Shimon bar Yochai, Valentinus, and Marcus Cornelius Fronto.

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Among people born in Turkey, Marcion of Sinope ranks 112 out of 1,128Before him are Apollonius of Perga (-262), Saint Timothy (17), Şehzade Mehmed (1522), Leo I the Thracian (401), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), and Chrysippus (-281). After him are Fethullah Gülen (1941), Enver Pasha (1881), Apelles (-370), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Zeno (425), and Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Marcion of Sinope ranks 14Before him are Rachel (-3500), Saint Pantaleon (275), Irenaeus (130), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), and Saint Timothy (17). After him are Fethullah Gülen (1941), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Ulfilas (311), and Gregory of Nyssa (335).