Saint Timothy

17 - 97

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Timothy (Greek: Τιμόθεος; Timótheos, meaning "honouring God" or "honoured by God") was an early Christian evangelist and the first Christian bishop of Ephesus, who tradition relates died around the year AD 97. Timothy was from the Lycaonian city of Lystra in Asia Minor, born of a Jewish mother who had become a Christian believer, and a Greek father. The Apostle Paul met him during his second missionary journey and he became Paul's companion and missionary partner along with Silas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Timothy has received more than 949,212 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Saint Timothy is the 269th most popular religious figure (up from 305th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 129th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Saint Timothy is most famous for being the disciple of Saint Paul and for being the first bishop of Ephesus.

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Among religious figures, Saint Timothy ranks 269 out of 2,272Before him are Pope John X, Pope Paul II, Brigham Young, Pope Benedict VIII, Pope Nicholas I, and Antipope John XXIII. After him are Francis de Sales, Bahá'u'lláh, Pope Pelagius II, Pope Gelasius I, Pope Paschal II, and Pope Boniface V.

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Among people born in 17, Saint Timothy ranks 2Before him is Messalina. After him is Junia Claudilla. Among people deceased in 97, Saint Timothy ranks 1After him are Wang Chong and Lucius Verginius Rufus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Saint Timothy ranks 107 out of 1,128Before him are Cassius Dio (155), Gordian I (159), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), and Apollonius of Perga (-262). After him are Şehzade Mehmed (1522), Leo I the Thracian (401), Artemisia I of Caria (-500), Chrysippus (-281), Marcion of Sinope (85), and Fethullah Gülen (1941).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Saint Timothy ranks 13Before him are Saint Blaise (300), Rachel (-3500), Saint Pantaleon (275), Irenaeus (130), Photios I of Constantinople (900), and Sabbatai Zevi (1626). After him are Marcion of Sinope (85), Fethullah Gülen (1941), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), Ignatius of Antioch (35), and Ulfilas (311).