Cosmas Indicopleustes

600 - 550

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Cosmas Indicopleustes (Koinē Greek: Κοσμᾶς Ἰνδικοπλεύστης, lit. 'Cosmas who sailed to India'; also known as Cosmas the Monk) was a Greek merchant and later hermit from Alexandria of Egypt. He was a 6th-century traveller who made several voyages to India during the reign of emperor Justinian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cosmas Indicopleustes has received more than 140,142 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Cosmas Indicopleustes is the 99th most popular explorer (up from 101st in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 183rd in 2019) and the most popular Explorer.

Cosmas Indicopleustes is most famous for his book Christian Topography, which is a description of the world and the Christian holy sites.

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Among explorers, Cosmas Indicopleustes ranks 99 out of 405Before him are Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Robert FitzRoy, Gonzalo Pizarro, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Willem Schouten, and Mary Kingsley. After him are Frederick Cook, Pánfilo de Narváez, Bartholomew Columbus, Carsten Niebuhr, Sacagawea, and Pêro da Covilhã.

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Among people born in 600, Cosmas Indicopleustes ranks 21Before him are Pope Theodore I, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Rayhana bint Zayd, Bahram Chobin, Shahrbaraz, and Abu Musa al-Ash'ari. After him are Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Bayan I, Heraclius the Elder, Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf, and Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman. Among people deceased in 550, Cosmas Indicopleustes ranks 2Before him is Aryabhata. After him are Damascius and Buddhapālita.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Cosmas Indicopleustes ranks 186 out of 582Before him are Antipope Dioscorus (500), Tetisheri (-1600), Ahmose (-1504), Shepseskare (-2450), Tewfik Pasha (1852), and Al-Aziz Uthman (1171). After him are Al-Ashraf Khalil (1260), Thamphthis (-2600), Al-Adid (1149), Pentawer (-1173), Senakhtenre Ahmose (-1600), and Ahmes (-1680).

Among EXPLORERS In Egypt

Among explorers born in Egypt, Cosmas Indicopleustes ranks 1