Anthony the Great

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About Anthony the Great Anthony the Great (c 251–356), also known as Saint Anthony, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Abba Antonius (Ἀβᾶς Ἀντώνιος), and Father of All Monks, was a Christian saint from Egypt, a prominent leader among the Desert Fathers. He is celebrated in many churches on his feast days: 17 January in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Western churches; and Tobi 22, (January 30) in the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Coptic Catholic Church. The biography of Anthony's life by Athanasius of Alexandria helped to spread the concept of monasticism, particularly in Western Europe through Latin translations. He is often erroneously considered the first monk, but as his biography and other sources make clear, there were many ascetics before him. Anthony was, however, the first known ascetic going into the wilderness, a geographical shift that seems to have contributed to his renown. Anthony is appealed to against infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases. "Saint Anthony's fire" has described different afflictions including ergotism and erysipelas.

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6. Moustafa Mosharafa 331
7. Ahmed Shafik 127
8. Mohamed El Naschie 127
9. Osama Taha 77
10. Anthony the Great 47
11. Hani Azer 46
12. Magdi Yacoub 45
13. Taher Elgamal 45
14. Ibrahim Abouleish 45

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246. Niels Bohr 47
247. Jacques Monod 47
248. Anders Celsius 47
249. Leonhard Euler 47
250. Anthony the Great 47
251. Mohamed Cherqaoui 46
252. Behzad Herawi 46
253. Abdullah al-Harari 46
254. Augustine of Hippo 46

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