John Climacus

579 - 649

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John Climacus (Greek: Ἰωάννης τῆς Κλίμακος; Latin: Ioannes Climacus), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John Sinaites, was a 6th-7th-century Christian monk at the monastery on Mount Sinai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Climacus has received more than 150,335 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Climacus is the 379th most popular religious figure (up from 387th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Syria (down from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Syrian Religious Figure.

John Climacus is most famous for his work The Ladder of Divine Ascent. It is a spiritual guidebook for people who want to live a life that is pleasing to God.

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Among religious figures, John Climacus ranks 379 out of 2,272Before him are Saint Monica, Saint Florian, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Ali al-Ridha, Clement of Ohrid, and Pope Marcellus I. After him are Maximus the Confessor, Pope John IX, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Saint Apollonia, Theodore of Amasea, and Pope Sergius IV.

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Among people born in 579, John Climacus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 649, John Climacus ranks 2Before him is Emperor Taizong of Tang. After him are Pope Theodore I and Ubayy ibn Ka'b.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, John Climacus ranks 12 out of 158Before him are Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Pope Anicetus (70), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), and Pope Gregory III (700). After him are Muawiya II (661), Ibn Kathir (1301), Marwan II (688), Al-Nawawi (1233), Pope Sisinnius (650), and Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087).


Among religious figures born in Syria, John Climacus ranks 3Before him are Pope Anicetus (70) and Pope Gregory III (700). After him are Pope Sisinnius (650), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Émile Benveniste (1902), Maron (301), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Ananias of Damascus (100), Romanos the Melodist (490), and Ibn Asakir (1105).