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Bartholomew I of Constantinople

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Bartholomew I (Greek: Βαρθολομαῖος Αʹ, Bartholomaĩos A', Turkish: I. 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 the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide.Bartholomew I was born as Dimitrios Arhondonis (Greek: Δημήτριος Αρχοντώνης, Dimítrios Archontónis), in the village of Agios Theodoros on the island of Imbros (later renamed Gökçeada by Turkey). After his graduation, he held a position at the Patriarchal Theological Seminary of Halki, where he was ordained a priest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartholomew I of Constantinople has received more than 928,514 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Bartholomew I of Constantinople is the 249th most popular religious figure (up from 290th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 118th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Turkish 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 249 out of 2,238Before him are Ezra, Irenaeus, Pope Nicholas I, Joseph of Arimathea, Zechariah, and Pope Callixtus II. After him are Pope Alexander III, Abd al-Muttalib, Pope Gelasius I, Pope Liberius, Nathan, and Pope Eugene II.

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Among people born in 1940, Bartholomew I of Constantinople ranks 12Before him are Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Saparmurat Niyazov, Ringo Starr, and Michael Gambon. After him are Burhanuddin Rabbani, Frank Zappa, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Qaboos bin Said al Said, and Joachim Gauck.

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Among people born in Turkey, Bartholomew I of Constantinople ranks 99 out of 1,301Before him are Nestorius (381), Apollonius of Perga (-262), Anna Komnene (1083), Irenaeus (130), Leo III the Isaurian (675), and Andromache (null). After him are Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224), Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Enver Pasha (1881), Cassius Dio (155), and Artemisia I of Caria (-500).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Bartholomew I of Constantinople ranks 11Before him are John Chrysostom (349), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Rachel (-3500), Ignatius of Antioch (35), and Irenaeus (130). After him are Saint Pantaleon (275), Gregory of Nyssa (335), Ulfilas (311), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Fethullah Gülen (1941), and Marcion of Sinope (85).