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Philip the Apostle (Greek: Φίλιππος; Aramaic: ܦܝܠܝܦܘܣ; Coptic: ⲫⲓⲗⲓⲡⲡⲟⲥ, Philippos) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who preached in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. In the Roman Rite, the feast day of Philip, along with that of James the Less, was traditionally observed on 1 May, the anniversary of the dedication of the church dedicated to them in Rome (now called the Church of the Twelve Apostles). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip the Apostle has received more than 1,298,154 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia. Philip the Apostle is the 83rd most popular religious figure (down from 80th in 2019). (up from 26th in 2019)

Philip the Apostle is most famous for his conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch, which is recounted in Acts 8:26-40.

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Among religious figures, Philip the Apostle ranks 83 out of 2,238Before him are Ezekiel, Mark the Evangelist, Romulus Augustulus, Isaiah, Pope Pius X, and Hasan ibn Ali. After him are Pope Benedict XV, Jude the Apostle, Saint Anne, Pope Paul III, Pope Leo XIII, and Maimonides.

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Among people born in 5, Philip the Apostle ranks 2Before him is Paul the Apostle. After him are Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Ruzi Ying, Yin Lihua, Aristarchus of Thessalonica, and Julia Livia. Among people deceased in 80, Philip the Apostle ranks 1After him are Berenice, Vologases II of Parthia, Kujula Kadphises, and Lucius Annaeus Cornutus.

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