Saint Apollonia

110 - 249

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Saint Apollonia (Greek: Αγία Απολλωνία, Coptic: Ϯⲁⲅⲓⲁ Ⲁⲡⲟⲗⲗⲟⲛⲓⲁ) was one of a group of virgin martyrs who suffered in Alexandria during a local uprising against the Christians prior to the persecution of Decius. According to church tradition, her torture included having all of her teeth violently pulled out or shattered. For this reason, she is popularly regarded as the patroness of dentistry and those suffering from toothache or other dental problems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Apollonia has received more than 316,934 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Saint Apollonia is the 383rd most popular religious figure (down from 340th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Egypt (down from 65th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Saint Apollonia is most famous for being the patron saint of toothaches and dental surgery.

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  • 320k

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  • 75.97

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Apollonia ranks 383 out of 2,272Before her are Clement of Ohrid, Pope Marcellus I, John Climacus, Maximus the Confessor, Pope John IX, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. After her are Theodore of Amasea, Pope Sergius IV, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr, Pachomius the Great, Talhah, and Pope John XIV.

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Among people born in 110, Saint Apollonia ranks 2Before her is Pausanias. After her are Longus, Justin, Marcus Minucius Felix, Babrius, Hegesippus, and Cleomedes. Among people deceased in 249, Saint Apollonia ranks 2Before her is Philip the Arab. After her are Philip II, Wang Bi, and Jotapianus.

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Among people born in Egypt, Saint Apollonia ranks 71 out of 520Before her are Tiye (-1398), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Eli Cohen (1924), and Psamtik I (-700). After her are Pachomius the Great (292), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Berenice IV of Egypt (-77), Meritaten (-1400), Den (-3000), and Muhammad Abduh (1849).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Saint Apollonia ranks 8Before her are Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Miriam (-1400), Hagar (-1800), and Moses in Islam (-1392). After her are Pachomius the Great (292), Saint Sarah (100), Saint Maurice (250), Paul of Thebes (227), Mary of Egypt (344), and Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926).