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Athenagoras I of Constantinople

1886 - 1972

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Athenagoras I (Greek: Αθηναγόρας Αʹ), born Aristocles Matthaiou ("son of Matthew", a patronymic) Spyrou (Αριστοκλής Ματθαίου Σπύρου; 6 April [O.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Athenagoras I of Constantinople has received more than 130,517 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Athenagoras I of Constantinople is the 625th most popular religious figure (down from 623rd in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Greece and the 11th most popular Greek Religious Figure.

Athenagoras I of Constantinople is most famous for his letter to emperor Hadrian, in which he defended Christianity against accusations of atheism.

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Among religious figures, Athenagoras I of Constantinople ranks 625 out of 2,238Before him are Pancras of Rome, Hans Küng, Pope Leo V, Mahavatar Babaji, Eli, and Victor of Aveyron. After him are Columbanus, Holofernes, Norbert of Xanten, Margot Frank, Huineng, and Peter Lombard.

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Among people born in 1886, Athenagoras I of Constantinople ranks 26Before him are Gotthard Heinrici, George Mallory, Theodor Morell, Erich Hoepner, Zhu De, and Hermann Broch. After him are Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Jan Masaryk, Hugo Ball, Robert Robinson, and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. Among people deceased in 1972, Athenagoras I of Constantinople ranks 23Before him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Talal of Jordan. After him are Paul-Henri Spaak, Max Theiler, Heinrich Lübke, Asta Nielsen, Georg von Békésy, and Ferdinand Čatloš.

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Among people born in Greece, Athenagoras I of Constantinople ranks 167 out of 936Before him are Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Cleomenes I (-600), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Hippocrates of Chios (-470), Callisthenes (-360), and Spyridon Louis (1873). After him are Panaetius (-185), Aeschines (-389), Nicias (-500), Helen of Greece and Denmark (1896), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), and Meton of Athens (-500).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Athenagoras I of Constantinople ranks 11Before him are Saint Titus (13), Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Pope Eleutherius (171), Saint Giles (640), and Antipope Alexander V (1339). After him are Athenagoras of Athens (133), Theodore Stratelates (281), Saturnin (300), Aristides of Athens (150), Cyril Lucaris (1572), and Nicholas Kabasilas (1322).