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Zosimos of Panopolis

250 - 251

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Zosimos of Panopolis (Greek: Ζώσιμος ὁ Πανοπολίτης; also known by the Latin name Zosimus Alchemista, i.e. "Zosimus the Alchemist") was a Greco-Egyptian alchemist and Gnostic mystic who lived at the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century AD. He was born in Panopolis (present day Akhmim, in the south of Roman Egypt), and flourished ca. 300. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zosimos of Panopolis has received more than 345,894 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Zosimos of Panopolis is the 2,337th most popular writer (down from 2,157th in 2019), the 329th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 306th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Egyptian Writer.

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.24

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  • 2.56

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Zosimos of Panopolis ranks 2,337 out of 5,755Before him are Alexandra Ripley, Andrei Sinyavsky, Henrik Wergeland, Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, Laura Esquivel, and Joseph Joffo. After him are James Boswell, Edward Bunker, René de Obaldia, Frans G. Bengtsson, Izumi Shikibu, and Henri Desgrange.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 250, Zosimos of Panopolis ranks 33Before him are Regalianus, Valerian II, Emerentiana, Polyeuctus, Victorinus of Pettau, and Micheon of Goguryeo. After him are Macrianus Major, Seocheon of Goguryeo, Gaius Julius Priscus, Magnia Urbica, Adur Narseh, and Censorinus. Among people deceased in 251, Zosimos of Panopolis ranks 7Before him are Decius, Sima Yi, Herennius Etruscus, Hostilian, Herennia Etruscilla, and Babylas of Antioch. After him are Gaius Julius Priscus and Alexander of Jerusalem.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Zosimos of Panopolis ranks 329 out of 582Before him are Tiberius Julius Alexander (100), Rifa'a al-Tahtawi (1801), Takelot III (-800), Al-Mu'azzam Isa (1176), Pope Avilius of Alexandria (100), and Anatolius of Constantinople (301). After him are Iset (-1350), Said Halim Pasha (1865), Shawar (1100), Macarius of Alexandria (297), Shadia (1931), and Ahmad al-Tayyeb (1946).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Zosimos of Panopolis ranks 25Before him are Didymus Chalcenterus (-63), Ibn al-Farid (1181), Edmond Jabès (1912), Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898), Anastasius Sinaita (630), and Rifa'a al-Tahtawi (1801). After him are André Aciman (1951), Olympiodorus of Thebes (301), Albert Cossery (1913), Apollonius Dyscolus (200), Ibn Taghribirdi (1410), and Mohammed Hussein Heikal (1888).