Theophilus

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Theophilus
Origin
Meaning Love of God
Friend of God
Region of origin Greek
Other names
Variant form(s) Théophile

Theophilus is a male given name with a range of alternative spellings. Its origin is the Greek word Θεόφιλος from θεός (God) and φιλία (love or affection) can be translated as "Love of God" or "Friend of God", i.e., it is a theophoric name, synonymous with the name Amadeus which originates from Latin. Theophilus may refer to:

People[edit]

Arts[edit]

  • Theophilus Presbyter — (1070–1125), Benedictine monk, and author of the best-known medieval "how-to" guide to several arts, including oil painting — thought to be a pseudonym of Roger of Helmarshausen
  • Teófilo Braga
  • Theophilus Cibber — (1703–1758), English actor, playwright, author, son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber
  • Theophilos Hatzimihail — (ca. 1870–1934), Greek folk painter from Lesbos
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — 18th-century composer whose baptismal name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus

Fictitious[edit]

  • Theophilus P. Wildebeeste, a character created by Lenny Henry
  • Professor Theophilus Branestawm, the protagonist of the Professor Branestawm series of children's books
  • Theophilus Msimangu, a character in Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country.
  • Theophilus North - the last novel written by Thornton Wilder, first published in 1973
  • Theophilus Toad, a character based from 'Wind in the Willows' used in Counselling for Toads by Robert de Board.
  • Theophilus Goon was the bumbling, bad-tempered local policeman in Enid Blyton's Five Find-Outers series of children's mystery novels. Normally known simply as "Mr. Goon", or occasionally as "P.C. Goon", he is identified in places as Theophilus Goon.
  • Dr. Theophilus Tanner, a character from the Deathlands series of books

Historical[edit]

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Military[edit]

  • Theophilos Kourkouas — distinguished 10th-century Byzantine general, grandfather of emperor John I Tzimiskes
  • Theophilos Erotikos — Byzantine general and governor, rebel in Cyprus in 1042
  • Theophilus H. Holmes — (1804–1880), career U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War
  • Theophilus Weeks — (1708–1772), soldier in the French and Indian War

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