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Origen of Alexandria (c. 185 – c. 253), also known as Origen Adamantius, was an early Christian scholar, ascetic, and theologian who was born and spent the first half of his career in Alexandria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Origen has received more than 2,068,994 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Origen is the 43rd most popular philosopher (up from 44th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

Origen is most famous for his allegorical interpretation of scripture.

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Among philosophers, Origen ranks 43 out of 1,089Before him are Plutarch, Al-Ghazali, Michel de Montaigne, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Maria Montessori, and Parmenides. After him are Thomas More, Al-Farabi, Michel Foucault, Karl Popper, Protagoras, and Hannah Arendt.

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Among people born in 185, Origen ranks 1After him is Cao Zhen. Among people deceased in 254, Origen ranks 1After him are Pope Lucius I and Uranius.

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Among people born in Egypt, Origen ranks 12 out of 520Before him are Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), and Joshua (-1355). After him are Amenhotep III (-1403), Imhotep (-2800), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Plotinus (203), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), and Anthony the Great (251).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Origen ranks 1After him are Plotinus (203), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Philo (-15), Sextus Empiricus (160), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Ammonius Saccas (175), Saadia Gaon (882), John Philoponus (490), Valentinus (100), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), and Olympiodorus the Younger (495).