Basil I

811 - 886

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Basil I, nicknamed "the Macedonian" (Greek: Βασίλειος ὁ Μακεδών, translit. Basíleios ō Makedṓn; 811 – 29 August 886), was Byzantine emperor from 867 to 886. Born a lowly peasant in the theme of Macedonia, he rose to prominence in the imperial court after entering into the service of Theophilitzes, a relative of Emperor Michael III (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Basil I has received more than 852,982 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Basil I is the 1,172nd most popular politician (down from 1,081st in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 157th in 2019) and the 78th most popular Politician.

Basil is most famous for its use in Italian cooking.

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  • 68.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among politicians, Basil I ranks 1,172 out of 19,576Before him are Mohamed Naguib, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Ahmed Ben Bella, Sandra Mason, Michael VII Doukas, and Al-Mu'tasim. After him are Alauddin Khalji, Frederick II of Denmark, Alfredo Stroessner, Hua Guofeng, Pauline Bonaparte, and Ghazan.

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Among people born in 811, Basil I ranks 1After him is Muhammad al-Jawad. Among people deceased in 886, Basil I ranks 1After him are Ibn Majah, Muhammad I of Córdoba, Abu Maʿshar, Bernard Plantapilosa, Joseph the Hymnographer, García Jiménez of Pamplona, and Adalbert I, Margrave of Tuscany.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Basil I ranks 151 out of 1,347Before him are Apollonius of Tyana (15), Nabonidus (-555), John II Komnenos (1087), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Marcion of Sinope (85), and Michael VII Doukas (1050). After him are Narses (478), Polycarp (69), Evliya Çelebi (1611), Pope John V (635), Mausolus (-410), and Romanos I Lekapenos (870).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Basil I ranks 78Before him are Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Nabonidus (-555), John II Komnenos (1087), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), and Michael VII Doukas (1050). After him are Mausolus (-410), Romanos I Lekapenos (870), Constantine VI (771), Andronikos III Palaiologos (1297), Andronikos I Komnenos (1118), and John VI Kantakouzenos (1292).