Papias of Hierapolis

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Papias (Greek: Παπίας) was a Greek Apostolic Father, Bishop of Hierapolis (modern Pamukkale, Turkey), and author who lived c. 60 – c. 130 AD. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Papias of Hierapolis has received more than 305,023 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Papias of Hierapolis is the 654th most popular religious figure (down from 641st in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Papias of Hierapolis is most famous for being the earliest Christian writer to mention the Gospel of Mark.

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Among religious figures, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 654 out of 2,272Before him are Nachman of Breslov, Pope Leo VIII, Muadh ibn Jabal, Hannah, Eulalia of Mérida, and Karmapa. After him are Émile Benveniste, Ivo of Kermartin, Isaac of Nineveh, Evagrius Ponticus, John Henry Newman, and Cornelius the Centurion.

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Among people born in 70, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 3Before him are Suetonius and Pope Anicetus. After him are Menelaus of Alexandria and Theon of Smyrna. Among people deceased in 100, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 28Before him are Pontius Pilate's wife, Pomponius Mela, Nicodemus, Thecla, Anna the Prophetess, and Herod Agrippa II. After him are Cornelius the Centurion, Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, Mary of Bethany, Mary the Jewess, and Judas of Galilee.

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Among people born in Turkey, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 295 out of 1,128Before him are Cevdet Sunay (1899), Attalus III (-170), Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), Theodore the Studite (759), Andranik (1865), and Thrasymachus (-459). After him are Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Evagrius Ponticus (345), Polyxena (null), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Zosimus (460), and Erasmus of Formia (300).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 43Before him are Dionysius Exiguus (475), Theodora (815), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Theophanes the Confessor (758), Thecla (100), and Said Nursî (1877). After him are Evagrius Ponticus (345), Erasmus of Formia (300), Lydia of Thyatira (100), Philemon (100), Sabbas the Sanctified (439), and Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha (232).