Pope Dionysius of Alexandria

190 - 264

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Dionysius the Great (Ancient Greek: Διονύσιος Ἀλεξανδρείας) was the 14th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria from 28 December 248 until his death on 22 March 264. Most information known about him comes from a large corpus of correspondence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Dionysius of Alexandria has received more than 144,612 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Pope Dionysius of Alexandria is the 787th most popular writer (up from 819th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 157th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Egyptian Writer.

Dionysius of Alexandria is most famous for his work in the field of mathematics. He is credited with being the first person to introduce the concept of negative numbers.

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Among writers, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria ranks 787 out of 7,302Before him are Georg Brandes, Raymond Carver, Tove Ditlevsen, Ibn al-Muqaffa', Menippus, and Theodore Beza. After him are Tao Yuanming, Jin Yong, Marie Mancini, Wilhelm Hauff, Leon Uris, and Georges Bernanos.

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Among people born in 190, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria ranks 2Before him is Gordian II. After him are Julius Paulus Prudentissimus, Cao Zhang, and Gaius Furius Sabinius Aquila Timesitheus. Among people deceased in 264, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria ranks 2Before him is Jiang Wei. After him are Sun Xiu, and Zhong Hui.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria ranks 156 out of 642Before him are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927), Apries (-650), Taha Hussein (1889), Theophylact Simocatta (580), Ptolemy X Alexander I (-140), and Arsinoe IV of Egypt (-68). After him are Ptolemy Keraunos (-318), Georges Moustaki (1934), Ahmose-Nefertari (-1562), Cleopatra Selene of Syria (-130), Mentuhotep III (-2050), and Neferefre (-2500).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria ranks 12Before him are Lactantius (250), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Nonnus (500), and Taha Hussein (1889). After him are Dionysius Thrax (-170), Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888), Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (1928), Achilles Tatius (200), Ahmed Shawqi (1868), and Ibn al-Farid (1181).