Pachomius the Great

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Pachomius (; Greek: Παχώμιος Pakhomios; Coptic: Ⲡⲁϧⲱⲙ; c. 292 – 9 May 348 AD), also known as Saint Pachomius the Great, is generally recognized as the founder of Christian cenobitic monasticism. Coptic churches celebrate his feast day on 9 May, and Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches mark his feast on 15 May or 28 May. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pachomius the Great has received more than 149,527 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Pachomius the Great is the 387th most popular religious figure (down from 375th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 71st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Pachomius the Great is most famous for founding the first Christian monastic community in Egypt.

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Among religious figures, Pachomius the Great ranks 387 out of 2,272Before him are Pope John IX, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Saint Apollonia, Theodore of Amasea, Pope Sergius IV, and Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr. After him are Talhah, Pope John XIV, Pope John VII, Abu Dawood, Pope Sabinian, and Ezra.

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Among people born in 292, Pachomius the Great ranks 2Before him is Margaret the Virgin.  Among people deceased in 348, Pachomius the Great ranks 1After him is Saint Spyridon.

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Among people born in Egypt, Pachomius the Great ranks 72 out of 520Before him are Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Eli Cohen (1924), Psamtik I (-700), and Saint Apollonia (110). After him are Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Berenice IV of Egypt (-77), Meritaten (-1400), Den (-3000), Muhammad Abduh (1849), and Lactantius (250).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Pachomius the Great ranks 9Before him are Anthony the Great (251), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Miriam (-1400), Hagar (-1800), Moses in Islam (-1392), and Saint Apollonia (110). After him are Saint Sarah (100), Saint Maurice (250), Paul of Thebes (227), Mary of Egypt (344), Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926), and Al-Suyuti (1445).