Paul of Samosata

200 - 275

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Paul of Samosata (Greek: Παῦλος ὁ Σαμοσατεύς, lived from 200 to 275 AD) was Bishop of Antioch from 260 to 268 and the originator of the Paulianist heresy named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul of Samosata has received more than 110,324 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul of Samosata is the 829th most popular religious figure (up from 866th in 2019), the 398th most popular biography from Turkey and the 62nd most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Paul of Samosata is most famous for being the first to teach that Jesus was a mere mortal.

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Among religious figures, Paul of Samosata ranks 829 out of 2,272Before him are Priscillian, Bruno of Querfurt, Al-Bayhaqi, Angela of Foligno, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo. After him are Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Giuseppe Moscati, Hermenegild, Stanislaus Kostka, Leonardo Boff, and Heinrich Bullinger.

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Among people born in 200, Paul of Samosata ranks 23Before him are Claudius Aelianus, Zhang Jue, Xiahou Yuan, Gao Shun, Artabanus IV of Parthia, and Yu Jin. After him are Liu Zhang, Achilles Tatius, Lucius Artorius Castus, Sabellius, Yue Jin, and Diogenes of Oenoanda. Among people deceased in 275, Paul of Samosata ranks 5Before him are Zenobia, Aurelian, Tarcisius, and Mammes of Caesarea.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Paul of Samosata ranks 398 out of 1,128Before him are Arshile Gorky (1904), Suleiman ibn Qutulmish (1100), Anitta (-1700), Chryses of Troy (null), Antipas of Pergamum (100), and Eutropius (400). After him are Binali Yıldırım (1955), Zenodotus (-330), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Maria of Alania (1053), and Mizizios (622).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Paul of Samosata ranks 62Before him are Athanasius the Athonite (920), Euphemia (289), Agabus (100), Mammes of Caesarea (259), Tarasios of Constantinople (730), and Antipas of Pergamum (100). After him are Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Theodore of Mopsuestia (350), Melito of Sardis (140), Lucian of Antioch (240), Germanus I of Constantinople (634), and Eutyches (380).