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Gregory of Narek

951 - 1003

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Grigor Narekatsi (Armenian: Գրիգոր Նարեկացի; anglicized: Gregory of Narek) (c. 950 – 1003/1011) was an Armenian mystical and lyrical poet, monk, and theologian. He is venerated as a saint in the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic Churches and was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Francis in 2015. The son of a bishop, Gregory was educated, ordained and later stationed at Narekavank, on the southern shores of Lake Van (modern Turkey). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregory of Narek has received more than 239,788 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Gregory of Narek is the 805th most popular writer (up from 915th in 2019), the 329th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 337th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Turkish Writer.

Gregory of Narek is most famous for his book of prayers, The Book of Lamentations.

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  • 32

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  • 4.70

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  • 3.24

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Among writers, Gregory of Narek ranks 805 out of 5,755Before him are Max Jacob, Virginia Satir, Neale Donald Walsch, Julian Barnes, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, and Ernest Thompson Seton. After him are Isabelle de Charrière, Ambrose Bierce, Christopher Tolkien, Muriel Spark, Issei Sagawa, and Jane Hawking.

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Among people born in 951, Gregory of Narek ranks 2Before him is Henry II, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Romuald and Arnulf, Count of Holland. Among people deceased in 1003, Gregory of Narek ranks 4Before him are Pope Sylvester II, Erik the Red, and Pope John XVII. After him are Athanasius the Athonite, Rozala of Italy, At-Ta'i, Herman II, Duke of Swabia, Vladivoj, Duke of Bohemia, and Beatrice of France.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Gregory of Narek ranks 329 out of 1,301Before him are Artemidorus (200), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gevherhan Sultan (1605), Şehzade Mehmed (1605), Strato of Lampsacus (-335), and Said Nursî (1877). After him are Evagrius Ponticus (345), Tansu Çiller (1946), Theodoret (393), Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348), Kaya Sultan (1633), and Simplicius of Cilicia (490).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Gregory of Narek ranks 18Before him are Theodore the Studite (759), Aratus (-315), Zosimus (460), André Chénier (1762), Artemidorus (200), and Ibn Hawqal (943). After him are Theodoret (393), Dio Chrysostom (40), Publilius Syrus (-100), Aziz Nesin (1915), Ahmad Khani (1650), and Bar Hebraeus (1226).