Callinicus


Callinicus

Callinicus or Kallinikos ("ο Καλλίνικος" in Greek) is a first name or surname for a male. The female name is a first name which is Kalliniki, Callinici or Callinica ("η Καλλινικί" in Greek). It means in Greek ‘the great victor‘.

Various persons bearing this name are:

Kings of the Syrian Greek Seleucid Empire

*Callinicus was a surname to the following:
**Seleucus II Callinicus
**Antiochus VIII Grypus
**Antiochus XII Dionysus
**Antiochus XIII Asiaticus

Kingdom of Commagene

*Callinicus was the name to the following:
**Callinicus was a surname for King Mithridates I Callinicus, who married the daughter of Antiochus VIII Grypus
**Callinicus, a prince from Commagene who lived in the 1st century who descended from the above

Others Bearing the Name Callinicus

*Callinicus, a Greek historian living in the 3rd century was a contemporary to Syrian Queen Zenobia
*Callinicus of Heliopolis, a Byzantine chemist from Heliopolis and the inventor of Greek fire

Associated with Christianity

*Callinicus, an Exarchate of Ravenna (597-602 or 603)
*Callinicus of Pelusium, a 4th century bishop, imprisoned by Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
*Martyrs and saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church:
**Callinicus of Gangra (4th century), who suffered martyrdom at the city of Gangra (modern Çankırı). His memory is celebrated on July 29
**Callinicus of Phrygia, who suffered martyrdom during the rule of Decius (emperor) together with martyrs Leukios and Saint Thyrsus the memory of all three is celebrated on December 14
**Callinicus, who suffered martyrdom in 218 together with Meletios Stratēlatēs and other Christians; their memory is celebrated on May 24
**Patriarch Callinicus of Alexandria (1858–1861)
*Patriarchs of Constantinople (see List of Ecumenical Patriarchs of Constantinople):
**Callinicus I (693-705), a saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church whose memory is celebrated on August 24
**Callinicus II (1688, 1689-1693, 1694-1702)
**Callinicus III (1757)
**Callinicus IV (1801-1806, 1808-1809)

In Modern Times

*Jannis Kallinikos, organization theorist at the London School of Economics

Women With This Name

*Saint Callinici, also known as Saint Callinica was a Christian martyr, who was beheaded in Rome by sword in 252. She is a Saint of Orthodox Christianity whose memory is celebrated on March 22


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