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Mark the Evangelist

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Mark the Evangelist (Latin: Marcus; Greek: Μᾶρκος, translit. Mârkos; Imperial Aramaic: ܡܪܩܘܣ, romanized: Marqōs; Ge'ez: ማርቆስ; Hebrew: מארק), also known as John Mark or Saint Mark, is the person who is traditionally ascribed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark. According to Church tradition, Mark founded the episcopal see of Alexandria, which was one of the five most important sees of early Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark the Evangelist has received more than 1,753,618 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Mark the Evangelist is the 78th most popular religious figure (up from 92nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Libya (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Libyan Religious Figure.

The evangelist is most famous for his gospel, which is the first of the four canonical gospels.

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Among religious figures, Mark the Evangelist ranks 78 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Pius IX, Pope Paul VI, Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Leo X, Girolamo Savonarola, and Ezekiel. After him are Romulus Augustulus, Isaiah, Pope Pius X, Hasan ibn Ali, Philip the Apostle, and Pope Benedict XV.

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Among people born in 10, Mark the Evangelist ranks 2Before him is Matthew the Apostle. After him are Hero of Alexandria, John the Evangelist, Saint Eustace, Tigellinus, Antonius Felix, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Vardanes I, Gotarzes II of Parthia, and Minjung of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 68, Mark the Evangelist ranks 2Before him is Nero. After him are Philemon, Gaius Julius Vindex, Statilia Messalina, Lucius Clodius Macer, and Publius Petronius Turpilianus.

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Among people born in Libya, Mark the Evangelist ranks 3 out of 64Before him are Eratosthenes (-276) and Muammar Gaddafi (1942). After him are Arius (256), Septimius Severus (145), Aristippus (-434), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), and Carneades (-214).


Among religious figures born in Libya, Mark the Evangelist ranks 1After him are Pope Victor I (100).