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Saint Menas

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Menas of Egypt (also Mina, Minas, Mena, Meena; Coptic: Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲙⲏⲛⲁ; 285 – c. 309), a martyr and wonder-worker, is one of the most well-known Coptic saints in the East and the West, due to the many miracles that are attributed to his intercession and prayers. Menas was a Coptic soldier in the Roman army martyred because he refused to recant his Christian faith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Menas has received more than 186,570 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Saint Menas is the 466th most popular religious figure (up from 580th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Egypt (up from 110th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Saint Menas is most famous for being a martyr and the patron saint of sailors.

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  • 190k

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  • 67.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Menas ranks 466 out of 2,238Before him are Zaynab bint Ali, Dominic Savio, Charbel Makhlouf, Aloysius Gonzaga, Vincent of Saragossa, and Pope Leo VII. After him are Pope Sisinnius, Luigi Lucheni, Saint Sarah, Gregory Palamas, Pope John VI, and Pope Pontian.

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Among people born in 285, Saint Menas ranks 1After him are Juliana of Nicomedia and Marcellus of Ancyra. Among people deceased in 309, Saint Menas ranks 2Before him is Pope Marcellus I. After him are Hormizd II, Pamphilus of Caesarea, Valerius Romulus, Domitius Alexander, and Adur Narseh.

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Among people born in Egypt, Saint Menas ranks 81 out of 582Before him are Psamtik I (-700), Lactantius (250), Hassan al-Banna (1906), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Den (-3000), and Isetnofret (-1250). After him are Mohamed Morsi (1951), Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951), Saint Sarah (100), Athenaeus (200), Djedefre (-2600), and Ctesibius (-284).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Saint Menas ranks 12Before him are Miriam (-1400), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), and Pachomius the Great (292). After him are Saint Sarah (100), Mary of Egypt (344), Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926), Al-Suyuti (1445), Maria al-Qibtiyya (600), and Macarius of Egypt (300).