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Tarsicius or Tarcisius was a martyr of the early Christian church who lived in the 3rd century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tarcisius has received more than 192,582 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Tarcisius is the 602nd most popular religious figure (down from 592nd in 2019), the 756th most popular biography from Italy (down from 748th in 2019) and the 249th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Tarcisius is most famous for being the only person to die as a martyr in the Roman amphitheater during the persecution of Christians.

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Among religious figures, Tarcisius ranks 602 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Leo VI, William Laud, Nichiren, Pope Romanus, Pope Theodore I, and Theophanes the Confessor. After him are Ananias of Damascus, Gregory Thaumaturgus, Pope Stephen V, Truganini, Thomas Wolsey, and Pope Stephen IX.

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Among people born in 263, Tarcisius ranks 2Before him is Licinius.  Among people deceased in 275, Tarcisius ranks 3Before him are Zenobia and Aurelian. After him are Mammes of Caesarea and Paul of Samosata.

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Among people born in Italy, Tarcisius ranks 756 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Romanus (850), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Jacopo Bellini (1396), and Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590). After him are Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Luca della Robbia (1399), Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Isabella d'Este (1474), and Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (1787).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Tarcisius ranks 249Before him are Pope Theodore II (840), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Severinus (600), Pope Leo VI (914), and Pope Romanus (850). After him are Pope Stephen V (850), Alexius of Rome (400), Scholastica (480), Pope Leo V (870), Peter Lombard (1096), and Giulia Farnese (1474).