Bartholomew I of Constantinople

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Bartholomew (Greek: Βαρθολομαῖος, Bartholomaĩos; Turkish: Bartholomeos; born 29 February 1940) is the 270th Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, since 2 November 1991. In accordance with his title, he is regarded as the primus inter pares (first among equals) in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and as a spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide. Bartholomew was born as Dimitrios Arhondonis (Greek: Δημήτριος Αρχοντώνης, Dimítrios Archontónis), in the village of Agios Theodoros (officially called Zeytinliköy) on the island of Imbros (later renamed Gökçeada by the Turkish government). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartholomew I of Constantinople has received more than 1,192,272 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Bartholomew I of Constantinople is the 328th most popular religious figure (down from 253rd in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 99th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Religious Figure.

Bartholomew I of Constantinople is most famous for being the first Patriarch of Constantinople.

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Among religious figures, Bartholomew I of Constantinople ranks 328 out of 3,187Before him are Saint Ursula, Pope Sixtus I, Muhammad al-Mahdi, Pope Gregory IV, Pope Victor III, and Abd Allah ibn Abbas. After him are Pope Sergius II, Pope Anastasius III, Pope Julius I, Pope Celestine IV, Antipope John XXIII, and Vitus.

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Among people born in 1940, Bartholomew I of Constantinople ranks 15Before him are Michael Gambon, Constantine II of Greece, Ringo Starr, Nursultan Nazarbayev, J. M. G. Le Clézio, and Qaboos bin Said al Said. After him are Frank Zappa, Wangari Maathai, Gao Xingjian, Muhammad Yunus, J. M. Coetzee, and Carlos Slim.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Bartholomew I of Constantinople ranks 107 out of 1,347Before him are İsmet İnönü (1884), Cassius Dio (155), Andromache (null), Antinous (111), Nikephoros I (760), and Anna Komnene (1083). After him are Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Zeno (425), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Gregory of Nyssa (335), Abdullah Öcalan (1949), and Gordian I (159).


Among religious figures born in Türkiye, Bartholomew I of Constantinople ranks 14Before him are Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Saint Pantaleon (275), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Ignatius of Antioch (35), and Irenaeus (130). After him are Gregory of Nyssa (335), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Parascheva of the Balkans (1000), Simeon Stylites (389), and Fethullah Gülen (1941).