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Andrew of Crete

660 - 740

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Andrew of Crete (Greek: Ἀνδρέας Κρήτης, c. 650 – July 4, 712 or 726 or 740), also known as Andrew of Jerusalem, was an 8th-century bishop, theologian, homilist, and hymnographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew of Crete has received more than 74,258 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Andrew of Crete is the 1,011th most popular writer (up from 1,030th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Syria (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Syrian Writer.

Andrew of Crete is most famous for his Hexameron, a work on six days of creation.

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.28

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  • 1.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Andrew of Crete ranks 1,011 out of 5,755Before him are Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Pierre Louÿs, Jorge Semprún, Bernardino de Sahagún, Jean Moréas, and Bernard Cornwell. After him are Nicolas Chamfort, Ernesto Sabato, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Namdev, Johannes Tauler, and Gaius Valerius Flaccus.

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Among people born in 660, Andrew of Crete ranks 2Before him is Empress Genmei. After him are Leontios, Adela of Pfalzel, Cunipert, and Alpaida. Among people deceased in 740, Andrew of Crete ranks 2Before him is Zayd ibn Ali. After him are Meng Haoran, Wu Daozi, and Æthelheard of Wessex.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Andrew of Crete ranks 48 out of 181Before him are Michel Aflaq (1910), Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), Maron (301), Al-Adil I (1145), and Abu'l-Fida (1273). After him are Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Damascius (480), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), and Nizar Qabbani (1923).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Andrew of Crete ranks 5Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Adunis (1930), Heliodorus of Emesa (250), and Herodian (170). After him are Nizar Qabbani (1923), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), Jurji Zaydan (1861), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), and Alciphron (200).