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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 2,270,325 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Origen is the 45th most popular philosopher (down from 43rd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 12th 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 45 out of 1,081Before him are Protagoras, Thomas More, Maria Montessori, Sun Tzu, Plutarch, and Michel de Montaigne. After him are Al-Farabi, Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Amos Comenius, Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, and Karl Popper.

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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 14 out of 582Before him are Hypatia (350), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Joshua (-1355), and Amenhotep III (-1403). After him are Anthony the Great (251), Imhotep (-2800), Plotinus (203), Rudolf Hess (1894), Hosni Mubarak (1928), and Anwar Sadat (1918).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Origen ranks 1After him are Plotinus (203), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Philo (-15), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Sextus Empiricus (160), Ammonius Saccas (175), John Philoponus (490), Saadia Gaon (882), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Valentinus (100), and Ammonius Hermiae (440).