Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (or Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite) was a Greek author, Christian theologian and Neoplatonic philosopher of the late 5th to early 6th century, who wrote a set of works known as the Corpus Areopagiticum or Corpus Dionysiacum. The author pseudepigraphically identifies himself in the corpus as "Dionysios", portraying himself as Dionysius the Areopagite, the Athenian convert of Paul the Apostle mentioned in Acts 17:34. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite has received more than 848,201 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite is the 237th most popular philosopher (down from 188th in 2019).

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite is most famous for his book "The Divine Names and Mystical Theology."

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Over the past year Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite has had the most page views in the with 130,646 views, followed by Spanish (25,142), and Russian (23,338). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (357.92%), Turkish (207.26%), and Korean (136.40%)


Among philosophers, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 237 out of 1,267Before him are Roger Garaudy, Prodicus, Xenocrates, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Cleanthes, and Giorgio Agamben. After him are Chilon of Sparta, Apollodorus of Athens, Milarepa, Ivan Illich, Ernst Bloch, and Orosius.

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Among people born in 500, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 4Before him are Procopius, Theodora, and Totila. After him are Pope Vigilius, Peroz I, Basiliscus, Nonnus, Sigismund of Burgundy, Yazdegerd II, Ildico, and Gundobad. Among people deceased in 510, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite ranks 1After him are Tato, Bisinus, Ghazar Parpetsi, and Drest Gurthinmoch.

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