Saint Barnabas of the first century, born Joseph, was an Early Christian convert, one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem. Like almost all Christians at the time, Barnabas was Jewish, specifically a Levite. Named an apostle in Acts 14:14, he and Saint Paul undertook missionary journeys together and defended Gentile converts against the demands of stricter church leaders.
Ignatius of Antioch (also known as Theophorus from Greek Θεοφόρος "God-bearer") (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117) was among the Apostolic Fathers, was the third Bishop and Patriarch of Antioch, and was a student of John the Apostle. En route to his martyrdom in Rome, Ignatius wrote a series of letters which have been preserved as an example of very early Christian theology. Important topics addressed in these letters include ecclesiology, the sacraments, and the role of bishops.
Justin Martyr (also Justin the Martyr, Justin of Caesarea, Justin the Philosopher, Latin Iustinus Martyr or Flavius Iustinus) (100–165) was an early Christian apologist and saint. His works represent the earliest surviving Christian "apologies" of notable size.
Saint Cyprian or Saint Kyprianόs (died September 14, 258) was bishop of Carthage and an important early Christian writer. He was born circa the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education. After converting to Christianity, he became a bishop (249) and eventually died a martyr at Carthage.
Novatian (circa 200 – 258) was a scholar and antipope who held the title between 251 and 258. He was a noted theologian and writer, the first Roman theologian who used the Latin language, at a time when there was much debate about how to deal with Christians who had lapsed and wished to return, and the issue of penance. Consecrated as pope by three bishops in 251, he adopted a more rigorous position than the established Pope, Cornelius.
Zhuge Dan (died 258) was a general of Cao Wei. He helped crush Wuqiu Jian's rebellion against Cao Wei in 255. He later rebelled against the Wei Kingdom for reasons similar to Wuqiu Jian's reasons for rebelling, because he thought that the Simas were planning to usurp the Wei Dynasty. He sent one of his sons as captives to Eastern Wu and received aid from Eastern Wu. However, his rebellion failed and he was killed.
Saint Eugenia (died c AD 258) was an early Christian Roman martyr whose feast day is celebrated on December 25 in the Roman Catholic Church and on December 24 in the Eastern Orthodox church. She is included in the Golden Legend.
Loïc Bigois is a Formula One Aerodynamicist. After studying engineering in Paris and Aix-en-Provence Bigois relocated to Toulouse and began working in the aerospace industry. He was recruited by the Ligier F1 team in 1990 and for several years moved between the mid-field teams. In the late 1990s he returned to Ligier and remained as Chief Designer through the transition to Prost Grand Prix until the team finally closed down shortly before the start of the 2002 season.