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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 125,496 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Dionysius of Alexandria is the 825th most popular writer (down from 812th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 136th in 2019) and the 11th 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 825 out of 5,755Before him are Philip Pullman, Stesichorus, Zhang Sanfeng, V. S. Naipaul, Aelius Donatus, and Bernard-Henri Lévy. After him are Bhāsa, Viktor Shklovsky, Laura de Noves, Frank Wedekind, Ban Gu, and Ibn al-Jawzi.

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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 158 out of 582Before him are Dodi Fayed (1955), Adly Mansour (1945), Apries (-650), Arsinoe IV of Egypt (-68), Mohamed Al-Fayed (1929), and Theophylact Simocatta (580). After him are Menelaus of Alexandria (70), Djedkare Isesi (-2500), Nawal El Saadawi (1931), Abbas II of Egypt (1874), Nazli Sabri (1894), and Necho I (-700).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria ranks 11Before him are Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Lactantius (250), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), and Nonnus (500). After him are Taha Hussein (1889), Dionysius Thrax (-170), Achilles Tatius (200), Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888), Ahmed Shawqi (1868), and Herodas (-300).