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Origen of Alexandria (c. 184 – 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 1,461,293 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 46th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Origen ranks 44 out of 1,005Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas More, Michel Foucault, Maria Montessori, Al-Farabi, and Michel de Montaigne. After him are Al-Ghazali, John Amos Comenius, Hannah Arendt, Karl Popper, Parmenides, and Nasreddin.

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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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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Origen ranks 11 out of 432Before him are Nefertiti (-1400), Akhenaten (-1400), Ptolemy (100), Hypatia (350), Yasser Arafat (1929), and Amenhotep III (-1403). After him are Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), Plotinus (203), Hosni Mubarak (1928), and Rudolf Hess (1894).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Origen ranks 1After him are Plotinus (203), Arius (256), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Philo (-15), Sextus Empiricus (160), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Ammonius Saccas (175), Saadia Gaon (882), John Philoponus (490), and Valentinus (100).

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