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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 1,344,350 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Polycarp is the 27th most popular physician (up from 38th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 156th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Turkish 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 27 out of 509Before him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Michael Servetus, Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Franz Mesmer, and Georgius Agricola. After him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Claude Bernard, Camillo Golgi, Al-Zahrawi, Paul Ehrlich, and Willem Einthoven.

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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 Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Polycarp ranks 144 out of 1,128Before him are Stilicho (359), Simeon Stylites (389), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Pope Vitalian (600), Antinous (111), and Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002). After him are Anna Komnene (1083), Constantine V (718), Basil II (958), Michael III (840), Mausolus (-410), and Narses (478).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, 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), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Aëtius of Amida (502), and Hulusi Behçet (1889).