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Silas or Silvanus (; Greek: Σίλας/Σιλουανός; fl. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Silas has received more than 687,190 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Silas is the 661st most popular religious figure (up from 809th in 2019).

Silas is most famous for being a martyr in the Christian faith. He is said to have been a bishop in Syria. He was arrested and imprisoned by order of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who wanted to kill Christians. Silas was thrown into a dark dungeon and left to die.

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Among religious figures, Silas ranks 661 out of 2,272Before him are Émile Benveniste, Ivo of Kermartin, Isaac of Nineveh, Evagrius Ponticus, John Henry Newman, and Cornelius the Centurion. After him are Erasmus of Formia, Lydia of Thyatira, 6th Dalai Lama, Philemon, Hans Egede, and Eli.

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Among people born in 1, Silas ranks 12Before him are Saint Matthias, Pope Linus, Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, and Thomas Bangalter. After him are Onesimus, Locusta, Vologases I of Parthia, Shimon bar Yochai, Sextus Afranius Burrus, and Joanna, wife of Chuza. Among people deceased in 100, Silas ranks 30Before him are Nicodemus, Thecla, Anna the Prophetess, Herod Agrippa II, Papias of Hierapolis, and Cornelius the Centurion. After him are Lydia of Thyatira, Mary of Bethany, Mary the Jewess, Judas of Galilee, Locusta, and Philip the Evangelist.

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