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Paulus Orosius (; born c. 375/385 – c. 420 AD), less often Paul Orosius in English, was a Roman priest, historian and theologian, and a student of Augustine of Hippo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orosius has received more than 236,965 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Orosius is the 251st most popular philosopher (down from 246th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 35th in 2019) and the most popular Portuguese Philosopher.

Orosius is most famous for his work, "Historiae Adversus Paganos," which is a history of the world from the beginning of the world to the end of the Roman Empire.

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Among philosophers, Orosius ranks 251 out of 1,081Before him are Ivan Illich, Thomas Carlyle, Theano, Ibn al-Nafis, Celsus, and Vyasa. After him are Jacques Maritain, Franz Brentano, Aśvaghoṣa, Vladimir Solovyov, Prodicus, and Francisco Suárez.

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Among people born in 375, Orosius ranks 1 Among people deceased in 420, Orosius ranks 4Before him are Jerome, Kālidāsa, and Pelagius. After him are Sulpicius Severus, Eunapius, Jeonji of Baekje, Porphyry of Gaza, Castinus, and Shapur IV.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Orosius ranks 40 out of 555Before him are John VI of Portugal (1767), Joseph I of Portugal (1714), Henry, King of Portugal (1512), Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal (1527), Afonso III of Portugal (1210), and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (1948). After him are Luís I of Portugal (1838), Edward, King of Portugal (1391), Denis of Portugal (1261), Sancho I of Portugal (1154), Viriathus (-180), and Ferdinand I of Portugal (1345).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Portugal

Among philosophers born in Portugal, Orosius ranks 1After him are Isaac Abarbanel (1437), Uriel da Costa (1585), and Eduardo Lourenço (1923).