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    Theophilus in Wikipedia Theophilus is a male given name with a range of alternative spellings. Its origin is the Greek word Θεόφιλος which means "Friend of God", i.e., it is a theophoric name, synonymous with the name Amadeus which originates from Latin. Theophilus may refer to: People Arts * 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 * 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 Toad, a character based from 'Wind in the Willows' used in Counselling for Toads by Robert de Board. Historical * Theophilus (geographer) - ancient Greek geographer * Theophilos (king) - Indo-Greek king who ruled c. 90 BC * Theophilus (Biblical) is the name of a person or an honorary title to whom the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles is addressed * Theophilus Protospatharius - (c. 7th century), Byzantine medical writer * Theophilos (emperor) - (813–842), Byzantine Emperor (r. 829–842), the second of the Phrygian dynasty Politics * Teófilo Borunda * Theophilus Bradbury - (1739–1803), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts * Theophilus Danjuma, influential Nigerian soldier and politician * William Theophilus Dortch - (1824–1889), prominent Confederate politician * Theophilus Eaton - (1590–1658), merchant, farmer, Puritan colonial leader, co-founder and first governor of New Haven Colony, Connecticut * Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk - (1584–1640), English nobleman and politician * Theophilus Shepstone - (1817–1893), British South African statesman Military * 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 Religious eligious * Theophilus of Antioch - (c. 163–182), early Christian patriarch * Theophilus, bishop of Caesarea - (d. 195) * Theophilos the Indian - (d. 364) Arian bishop, also called "The Ethiopian", probably from the Maldive Islands * Pope Theophilus of Alexandria - (d. 412) Patriarch of Alexandria * Theophilus of Adana - (d. c. 538) bishop who made a pact with the devil * Pope Theophilus II of Alexandria - Coptic Pope of Alexandria (953–956) and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark * Theophilus Presbyter - (1070–1125), Benedictine monk, author, metallurgist, artist and armourer - thought to be a pseudonym of Roger of Helmarshausen * Theophilus Gale - (1628–1678), English nonconformist divine * Theophilus Lindsey - (1723–1808), English theologian * Patriarch Theofilos III of Jerusalem - current patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem * Theophilus, martyr and saint (see Dorothea of Caesarea) * Theophilus of Kiev, a monk and saint - see Abraham and Onesimus of Kiev Sports Teófilo Cubillas Philosophy One of Leibniz's interlocutors in his book New Essays on Human Understanding Others * Theophilus Carter, British inventor and furniture dealer * Theophilus Cazenove - (1740–1811), financier and one of the agents of the Holland Land Company * John Theophilus Desaguliers - (1683–1744), natural philosopher born in France