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Boris I of Bulgaria

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Boris I, also known as Boris-Mihail (Michael) and Bogoris (Church Slavonic: Борисъ А҃ / Борисъ-Михаилъ Bulgarian: Борис I / Борис-Михаил; died 2 May 907), was the ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire in 852–889. At the time of his baptism in 864, Boris was named Michael after his godfather, Emperor Michael III. The historian Steven Runciman called him one of the greatest persons in history.Despite a number of military setbacks, the reign of Boris I was marked with significant events that shaped Bulgarian and European history. With the Christianization of Bulgaria in 864 paganism was abolished. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris I of Bulgaria has received more than 212,891 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Boris I of Bulgaria is the 1,397th most popular politician (up from 1,538th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 20th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Bulgarian Politician.

Boris I of Bulgaria is most famous for his conversion to Christianity and his introduction of Christianity to Bulgaria.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Boris I of Bulgaria ranks 1,397 out of 15,710Before him are Hongxi Emperor, Haakon Sigurdsson, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Genrikh Yagoda, Béla III of Hungary, and Athaulf. After him are Mengistu Haile Mariam, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Shennong, Ferdinand III of Castile, Carol I of Romania, and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 828, Boris I of Bulgaria ranks 1After him is Ibn Qutaybah. Among people deceased in 907, Boris I of Bulgaria ranks 2Before him is Árpád. After him are Isma'il ibn Ahmad, Herbert I, Count of Vermandois, and Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Boris I of Bulgaria ranks 18 out of 313Before him are Marcian (396), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), Todor Zhivkov (1911), Diogenes of Apollonia (-460), Talaat Pasha (1874), and Julia Kristeva (1941). After him are Tiberius II Constantine (520), Kubrat (605), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Tzvetan Todorov (1939), Ratko Janev (1939), and Saint Naum (830).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Boris I of Bulgaria ranks 12Before him are Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Phocas (547), Marcian (396), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), Todor Zhivkov (1911), and Talaat Pasha (1874). After him are Tiberius II Constantine (520), Kubrat (605), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), and Christian Rakovsky (1873).