Clement of Ohrid

840 - 916

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Clement or Kliment of Ohrid (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian: Климент Охридски, Kliment Ohridski; Greek: Κλήμης τῆς Ἀχρίδας, Klḗmēs tē̂s Akhrídas; Slovak: Kliment Ochridský; c. 830 – 916) was one of the first medieval Bulgarian saints, scholar, writer, and apostle to the Slavs. He was one of the most prominent disciples of Cyril and Methodius and is often associated with the creation of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic scripts, especially their popularisation among Christianised Slavs. He was the founder of the Ohrid Literary School and is regarded as a patron of education and language by some Slavic people. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clement of Ohrid has received more than 263,531 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Clement of Ohrid is the 430th most popular religious figure (down from 389th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 165th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Clement of Ohrid is most famous for the Council of Preslav, which was convened in 893 to discuss the use of the Old Slavonic language in the liturgy.

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Among religious figures, Clement of Ohrid ranks 430 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Honorius I, Januarius, Vincent of Saragossa, Saint Titus, Anas ibn Malik, and Philomena. After him are Dionysius Exiguus, Eber, Pope John V, Pope Leo II, Abdullah ibn Masud, and Pope Valentine.

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Among people born in 840, Clement of Ohrid ranks 2Before him is Michael III. After him are Svatopluk I of Moravia, Pope Theodore II, Richardis, Wilfred the Hairy, Notker the Stammerer, Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar, Eudokia Ingerina, Hucbald, and Unruoch III of Friuli. Among people deceased in 916, Clement of Ohrid ranks 1After him are Theodora, and Anarawd ap Rhodri.

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Among people born in Turkey, Clement of Ohrid ranks 15 out of 169Before him are Ulfilas (311), Posidonius (-135), Hecuba (null), Balbinus (178), Kayqubad I (1188), and Samuel of Bulgaria (958). After him are Dionysius Exiguus (475), Gülfem Hatun (1500), Pope Vitalian (600), Pope Sabinian (530), Briseis (null), and Alexios III Angelos (1153).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Clement of Ohrid ranks 2Before him are Ulfilas (311). After him are Dionysius Exiguus (475), Pope Vitalian (600), Pope Sabinian (530), Pope John VII (650), Philemon (100), Theophilus of Antioch (140), Expeditus (300), Papias of Hierapolis (70), Flavian of Constantinople (380), and Melito of Sardis (140).