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Saint Blaise

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Blaise of Sebaste (Armenian: Սուրբ Վլասի, Surb Vlasi; Greek: Ἅγιος Βλάσιος, Agios Vlasios; Latin: Blasius) was a physician and bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia (modern Sivas, Turkey) who is venerated as a Christian saint and martyr. Blaise is venerated as a saint in the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox churches and is the patron saint of wool combers and ENT illnesses. In the Latin Church, his feast falls on 3 February; in the Eastern Churches, on 11 February. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Blaise has received more than 669,519 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Saint Blaise is the 135th most popular religious figure (up from 164th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 67th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Saint Blaise is most famous for being the patron saint of animals, especially those with throat ailments.

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  • 53

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  • 10.60

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  • 2.57

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Among religious figures, Saint Blaise ranks 135 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Pius II, Clare of Assisi, Agnes of Rome, Pope Leo XII, John Bosco, and Pope Pius VI. After him are Pope Leo XI, Pope Clement XII, Pope Benedict XIV, Pope Sixtus V, Pope Martin V, and Barnabas.

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Among people born in 300, Saint Blaise ranks 4Before him are Saint Barbara, Pope Sylvester I, and Saint Sebastian. After him are Pope Felix I, Pope Julius I, Pope Eutychian, Theodore of Amasea, Valerius Severus, Vincent of Saragossa, Macarius of Egypt, and Vātsyāyana. Among people deceased in 316, Saint Blaise ranks 1

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Among people born in Turkey, Saint Blaise ranks 62 out of 1,301Before him are Abdul Hamid I (1725), Şehzade Mehmed (1522), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Mustafa II (1664), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), and Priam (null). After him are Abdulmejid I (1823), Selim III (1761), Mahmud I (1696), Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132), Aspasia (-470), and Anaximenes of Miletus (-585).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Saint Blaise ranks 7Before him are Paul the Apostle (5), Saint Nicholas (270), Saint George (280), Luke the Evangelist (31), John Chrysostom (349), and Margaret the Virgin (292). After him are Rachel (-3500), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Irenaeus (130), Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), Saint Pantaleon (275), and Gregory of Nyssa (335).