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Paul (born Saul of Tarsus; c. 5 – c. 64/65 AD), commonly known as Paul the Apostle and Saint Paul, was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first-century world. Generally regarded as one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age, he founded several Christian communities in Asia Minor and Europe from the mid-40s to the mid-50s AD.According to the New Testament book Acts of the Apostles, Paul was a Pharisee. He participated in the persecution of early disciples of Jesus, possibly Hellenised diaspora Jews converted to Christianity, in the area of Jerusalem, prior to his conversion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul the Apostle has received more than 10,920,799 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Paul the Apostle is the 8th most popular religious figure (up from 9th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Turkey and the most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Paul the apostle is most famous for being the author of the New Testament. He wrote 13 of the 27 books that make up the New Testament.

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Among religious figures, Paul the Apostle ranks 8 out of 2,272Before him are Jesus, Martin Luther, Moses, Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, and Saint Peter. After him are Pope Francis, John the Baptist, Zoroaster, Pope John Paul II, Jacob, and Saint George.

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Among people born in 5, Paul the Apostle ranks 1After him are Philip the Apostle, Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Ruzi Ying, Yin Lihua, Aristarchus of Thessalonica, and Julia Livia. Among people deceased in 66, Paul the Apostle ranks 1After him are Petronius, Annas, Claudia Antonia, and Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Paul the Apostle ranks 2 out of 1,128Before him are Homer (-800). After him are Herodotus (-484), Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Saint George (280), Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), and Diogenes (-404).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Paul the Apostle ranks 1After him are Saint George (280), Saint Nicholas (270), Luke the Evangelist (31), John Chrysostom (349), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Rachel (-3500), Saint Pantaleon (275), Irenaeus (130), Photios I of Constantinople (900), and Sabbatai Zevi (1626).