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Polycarp (; Greek: Πολύκαρπος, Polýkarpos; Latin: Polycarpus; AD 69 – 155) was a Christian bishop of Smyrna. According to the Martyrdom of Polycarp, he died a martyr, bound and burned at the stake, then stabbed when the fire failed to consume his body. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Polycarp has received more than 1,901,842 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Polycarp is the 40th most popular physician (down from 25th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 117th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Physician.

Polycarp was a bishop and martyr in Smyrna (now İzmir in Turkey) in the 2nd century AD. He is the earliest known Christian martyr, and was a boyhood friend of the Apostle John. He is famous for refusing to deny Christ, even when threatened with death by wild animals in the arena.

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Among physicians, Polycarp ranks 40 out of 726Before him are Al-Zahrawi, Marcello Malpighi, Alexis Carrel, Thutmose IV, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran. After him are Virginia Apgar, Emil Kraepelin, Ambroise Paré, Hua Tuo, Samuel Hahnemann, and Otto Heinrich Warburg.

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Among people born in 69, Polycarp ranks 1 Among people deceased in 155, Polycarp ranks 1

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Polycarp ranks 153 out of 1,347Before him are John II Komnenos (1087), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Marcion of Sinope (85), Michael VII Doukas (1050), Basil I (811), and Narses (478). After him are Evliya Çelebi (1611), Pope John V (635), Mausolus (-410), Romanos I Lekapenos (870), Constantine VI (771), and Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297).

Among PHYSICIANS In Türkiye

Among physicians born in Türkiye, Polycarp ranks 5Before him are Galen (129), Basil of Caesarea (329), Nestorius (381), and Pedanius Dioscorides (40). After him are Herophilos (-335), Ctesias (-440), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Caesarius of Nazianzus (330), and Aëtius of Amida (502).