Thaddeus of Edessa

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According to Eastern Christian tradition, Thaddeus of Edessa (Syriac: ܡܪܝ ܐܕܝ, Mar Addai or Mor Aday, sometimes Latinized Addeus) was one of the seventy disciples of Jesus. He is possibly identical with Thaddaeus, one of the Twelve Apostles. From an early date his hagiography is filled with legends and fabrications. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thaddeus of Edessa has received more than 121,194 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Thaddeus of Edessa is the 1,345th most popular religious figure (up from 1,432nd in 2019), the 679th most popular biography from Turkey and the 95th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Thaddeus of Edessa ranks 1,345 out of 2,272Before her are Giacomo Antonelli, Aelius Gallus, François de la Chaise, Ludwig Müller, Sajah, and Hōnen. After her are Frederick William Franz, Joseph Freinademetz, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, Emerentiana, Parshvanatha, and Bernard de Montfaucon.

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Among people born in 100, Thaddeus of Edessa ranks 46Before her are Aquila of Sinope, Galeria Fundana, Epaphras, Quadratus of Athens, Gessius Florus, and Cerinthus. After her are Androcles, Cornelius Fuscus, Pope Avilius of Alexandria, Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus, Artabanus III of Parthia, and Rufus of Ephesus. Among people deceased in 50, Thaddeus of Edessa ranks 5Before her are Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Phaedrus, Abgar V, and Marcus Manilius.

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Among people born in Turkey, Thaddeus of Edessa ranks 679 out of 1,128Before her are Laodice I (-300), Saint Mercurius (224), Gessius Florus (100), Cerinthus (100), Ardys of Lydia (-750), and Euphorbus (null). After her are Polemon I of Pontus (-65), Matthew of Edessa (1100), Hethum I, King of Armenia (1215), John II of Trebizond (1262), Theodosius the Cenobiarch (424), and Damat Ferid Pasha (1853).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Thaddeus of Edessa ranks 95Before her are Babylas of Antioch (238), Aulus Licinius Archias (-121), Eutychius of Constantinople (512), Severus of Antioch (456), Antony II of Constantinople (829), and Saint Mercurius (224). After her are Theodosius the Cenobiarch (424), Jacob Baradaeus (505), Michael the Syrian (1126), Joseph Genesius (1000), Evodius (50), and Isaac of Armenia (338).