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Philemon (; Greek: Φιλήμων; Philḗmōn) was an early Christian in Asia Minor who was the recipient of a private letter from Paul of Tarsus. This letter is known as Epistle to Philemon in the New Testament. He is known as a saint by several Christian churches along with his wife Apphia (or Appia). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philemon has received more than 59,360 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Philemon is the 665th most popular religious figure (down from 618th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 284th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Philemon is most famous for his epistle to Philemon, which is the shortest of the New Testament epistles. The epistle is a personal letter from Paul to Philemon, a Christian convert, concerning the runaway slave Onesimus.

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Among religious figures, Philemon ranks 665 out of 2,272Before him are John Henry Newman, Cornelius the Centurion, Silas, Erasmus of Formia, Lydia of Thyatira, and 6th Dalai Lama. After him are Hans Egede, Eli, Saint Cajetan, Frances of Rome, Itzhak Stern, and Saint Malachy.

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Among people born in 100, Philemon ranks 16Before him are Saint Sarah, Pope Victor I, Justin Martyr, Thecla, Cornelius the Centurion, and Lydia of Thyatira. After him are Mary the Jewess, Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, Domitia Longina, Ananias of Damascus, and Antipas of Pergamum. Among people deceased in 68, Philemon ranks 3Before him are Nero and Mark the Evangelist. After him are Statilia Messalina, Gaius Julius Vindex, Publius Petronius Turpilianus, and Lucius Clodius Macer.

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Among people born in Turkey, Philemon ranks 303 out of 1,128Before him are Evagrius Ponticus (345), Polyxena (null), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Zosimus (460), Erasmus of Formia (300), and Lydia of Thyatira (100). After him are Basiliscus (500), Libanius (314), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Sabbas the Sanctified (439), Thābit ibn Qurra (836), and Publilius Syrus (-100).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Philemon ranks 47Before him are Thecla (100), Said Nursî (1877), Papias of Hierapolis (70), Evagrius Ponticus (345), Erasmus of Formia (300), and Lydia of Thyatira (100). After him are Sabbas the Sanctified (439), Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha (232), Apollinaris of Ravenna (101), Nikephoros I of Constantinople (758), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), and Theophilus of Antioch (140).