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 throat disease. 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 547,356 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Saint Blaise is the 164th most popular religious figure (down from 151st in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 60th 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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  • 48

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  • 10.47

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  • 2.45

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Among religious figures, Saint Blaise ranks 164 out of 2,272Before him are Ānanda, Joseph of Arimathea, Joachim, Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope Honorius III, and Pope Callixtus III. After him are Pope Alexander VIII, Pope Benedict XII, Elizabeth, Saint Roch, Pope Eugene IV, and Pope Clement XIII.

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

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Among people born in Turkey, Saint Blaise ranks 67 out of 1,128Before him are Abdul Hamid I (1725), Şehzade Mustafa (1515), Herostratus (-301), Mustafa II (1664), Orhan (1288), and Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132). After him are Mahmud I (1696), Aspasia (-470), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Honorius (384), Rachel (-3500), and Constantine VII (905).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Saint Blaise ranks 7Before him are Paul the Apostle (5), Saint George (280), Saint Nicholas (270), Luke the Evangelist (31), John Chrysostom (349), and Margaret the Virgin (292). After him are Rachel (-3500), Saint Pantaleon (275), Irenaeus (130), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), and Saint Timothy (17).