Sabbas the Sanctified

439 - 532

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Sabas (439–532), in Church parlance Saint Sabas or Sabbas the Sanctified (Greek: Σάββας ο Ηγιασμένος), was a Cappadocian Greek monk, priest and saint, who lived mainly in Palaestina Prima. He was the founder of several convents, most notably the one known as Mar Saba. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sabbas the Sanctified has received more than 116,234 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sabbas the Sanctified is the 502nd most popular religious figure (up from 675th in 2019), the 223rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 307th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Religious Figure.

The Sabbath is most famous for being a day of rest and a time to remember the covenant between God and the Jewish people.

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Among religious figures, Sabbas the Sanctified ranks 502 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Caius, Saint Eustace, Eric IX of Sweden, Jethro, Saint Marinus, and Pope Eleutherius. After him are Josemaría Escrivá, Father Damien, Ibn Hazm, Pope Victor I, Abdullah ibn Umar, and Charles de Foucauld.

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Among people born in 439, Sabbas the Sanctified ranks 1 Among people deceased in 532, Sabbas the Sanctified ranks 1After him are Pope Boniface II and Hypatius.

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Among people born in Turkey, Sabbas the Sanctified ranks 223 out of 1,301Before him are Ayşe Sultan (1541), Theophanu (960), Herophilos (-335), Michael Psellos (1018), Celâl Bayar (1883), and Pharamond (370). After him are Uzun Hasan (1423), Cemal Gürsel (1895), Glycerius (430), Romanos II (938), Dionysius Exiguus (475), and Constantine VIII (960).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Sabbas the Sanctified ranks 35Before him are Pope Sabinian (530), Theodore of Amasea (300), Gregory Palamas (1296), Pope John VI (655), Michael I Cerularius (1005), and Dorothea of Caesarea (279). After him are Dionysius Exiguus (475), Theophanes the Confessor (758), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Pancras of Rome (289), Basilios Bessarion (1403), and Philemon (100).