Cyril Lucaris

1572 - 1638

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Cyril Lucaris or Loukaris (Greek: Κύριλλος Λούκαρις, 13 November 1572 – 27 June 1638), born Constantine Lucaris, was a Greek prelate and theologian, and a native of Candia, Crete (then under the Republic of Venice). He later became the Greek Patriarch of Alexandria as Cyril III and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople as Cyril I. He has been said to have attempted a reform of the Eastern Orthodox Church along Calvinist Protestant lines. Attempts to bring Calvinism into the Orthodox Church were rejected, and Cyril's actions, motivations, and specific viewpoints remain a matter of debate among scholars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyril Lucaris has received more than 79,800 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Cyril Lucaris is the 817th most popular religious figure (up from 908th in 2019), the 251st most popular biography from Greece (up from 274th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Greek Religious Figure.

Cyril Lucaris was a theologian, and he was most famous for his opposition to the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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Among religious figures, Cyril Lucaris ranks 817 out of 2,272Before him are Mammes of Caesarea, Antipope Gregory VIII, Margaret of Hungary, Tarasios of Constantinople, Veronica Giuliani, and `Abdu'l-Bahá. After him are Bavo of Ghent, Wasil ibn Ata, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Franz Jägerstätter, Antipas of Pergamum, and Priscillian.

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Among people born in 1572, Cyril Lucaris ranks 7Before him are John Donne, Johann Bayer, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ben Jonson, Cornelis Drebbel, and Sigismund Báthory. After him are Jane Frances de Chantal, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Izumo no Okuni, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Marie Elisabeth of France, and Fakhr al-Din II. Among people deceased in 1638, Cyril Lucaris ranks 9Before him are François Leclerc du Tremblay, Adriaen Brouwer, Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg, Johannes Althusius, Amakusa Shirō, and Peter Minuit. After him are John Harvard, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Cornelis van Haarlem, Willem Blaeu, Hercules Seghers, and Johann Heinrich Alsted.

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Among people born in Greece, Cyril Lucaris ranks 251 out of 855Before him are Katina Paxinou (1900), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Phocion (-402), Euphronios (-520), Theodore Stratelates (281), and Konstantinos Stephanopoulos (1926). After him are Agis II (-490), Antiochus IX Cyzicenus (-135), Hipparchus (-600), Cleombrotus I (-500), Callias II (-515), and Gazi Husrev-beg (1480).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Cyril Lucaris ranks 14Before him are Saint Titus (13), Saint Giles (640), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), Athenagoras of Athens (133), and Theodore Stratelates (281). After him are Saturnin (300), Aristides of Athens (150), Nicholas Kabasilas (1322), Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem (1952), Gregory V of Constantinople (1745), and Isidore of Kiev (1385).