Hesychius of Miletus

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Hesychius of Miletus (Greek: Ἡσύχιος ὁ Μιλήσιος, romanized: Hesychios o Milesios), Greek chronicler and biographer, surnamed Illustrius, son of an advocate, lived in Constantinople in the 6th century AD during the reign of Justinian. His writings contain more references to pagan Greek culture than Christianity, but his religion remains a matter of dispute among scholars. According to Photius (cod. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hesychius of Miletus has received more than 25,830 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Hesychius of Miletus is the 9,819th most popular politician (down from 9,299th in 2019), the 792nd most popular biography from Turkey and the 367th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Hesychius of Miletus ranks 9,819 out of 15,710Before him are Joachim Lelewel, Lagus, Publius Aelius Paetus, Theodora of Khazaria, Gabi Ashkenazi, and Tan Malaka. After him are Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, Jules Simon, Ahmad Qavam, Salam Fayyad, Matvei Platov, and Diodotus II.

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Among people born in 505, Hesychius of Miletus ranks 6Before him are Belisarius, Pope Pelagius I, Varāhamihira, Jacob Baradaeus, and Germanus.  Among people deceased in 600, Hesychius of Miletus ranks 13Before him are Leander of Seville, Stephanus of Byzantium, Hrólfr Kraki, Eutocius of Ascalon, Agathangelos, and David the Invincible. After him are Theodorus Lector and Aneirin.

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Among people born in Turkey, Hesychius of Miletus ranks 792 out of 1,128Before him are Emre Belözoğlu (1980), Maria of Amnia (770), Fatma Aliye Topuz (1862), Amykos (null), Hande Yener (1973), and Dorotheus of Tyre (255). After him are Selma Rıza (1872), Adile Naşit (1930), Marie-Joseph Chénier (1764), Georgios Tsitas (1872), Ali Fuat Cebesoy (1882), and Cemal Süreya (1931).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Hesychius of Miletus ranks 367Before him are Manuel Komnenos (1143), Polemon of Laodicea (200), Zipoetes I of Bithynia (-354), John III of Trebizond (1321), Meriones (null), and Amykos (null). After him are Georgios Tsitas (1872), Ali Fuat Cebesoy (1882), Rusa III (-650), Leyla Zana (1961), Raymond-Roupen (1199), and Mehmet Fuat Köprülü (1890).