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 his large surviving correspondence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Dionysius of Alexandria has received more than 107,529 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Pope Dionysius of Alexandria is the 812th most popular writer (down from 786th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 143rd in 2019) and the 10th 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 812 out of 5,794Before him are David Irving, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Heinrich Kramer, Tao Yuanming, Frank Wedekind, and John Fowles. After him are Madame de La Fayette, Anne Rice, Milorad Pavić, Peter Weiss, Arrigo Boito, and Ann Radcliffe.

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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 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 136 out of 520Before him are Mentuhotep III (-2050), Ramesses IX (-1150), Isetnofret (-1250), Theon of Alexandria (335), Kiya (-1400), and Arsinoe IV of Egypt (-68). After him are Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923), Nonnus (500), Smendes (-1200), Theophylact Simocatta (580), Abbas II of Egypt (1874), and Apepi (-1600).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria ranks 10Before him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Lactantius (250), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Athenaeus (200), and Claudian (370). After him are Nonnus (500), Taha Hussein (1889), Dionysius Thrax (-170), Achilles Tatius (200), Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888), and Anastasius Sinaita (630).