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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 387,293 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Papias of Hierapolis is the 727th most popular religious figure (down from 653rd in 2019), the 342nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 295th in 2019) and the 50th 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 727 out of 2,238Before him are Therese Neumann, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow, John the Merciful, Umm Kulthum bint Ali, Onesimus, and Nectarios of Aegina. After him are Emma Morano, Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Andrea Amati, Karmapa, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, and Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur.

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Among people born in 70, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 4Before him are Suetonius, Pope Anicetus, and Menelaus of Alexandria. After him are Theon of Smyrna and Gaius Julius Quadratus Bassus. Among people deceased in 100, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 35Before him are Pomponius Mela, Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, Cornelius the Centurion, Philip the Evangelist, and Valerius Maximus. After him are Mary of Bethany, Agabus, Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, Locusta, and Joanna, wife of Chuza.

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Among people born in Turkey, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 342 out of 1,301Before him are David of Trebizond (1408), Bülent Ecevit (1925), Dio Chrysostom (40), Aspar (400), Onesimus (1), and Nectarios of Aegina (1846). After him are Nikephoros I of Constantinople (758), Alexander Balas (-150), Tiberius III (700), Argishti I of Urartu (-827), Seleucus III Ceraunus (-243), and Maria of Alania (1053).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Papias of Hierapolis ranks 50Before him are Erasmus of Formia (300), Theophilus of Antioch (140), Said Nursî (1877), Evagrius Ponticus (345), Onesimus (1), and Nectarios of Aegina (1846). After him are Nikephoros I of Constantinople (758), Euphemia (289), Expeditus (300), Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Agabus (100), and Mammes of Caesarea (259).