John Malalas

491 - 578

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John Malalas (Greek: Ἰωάννης Μαλάλας, Iōánnēs Malálas; c. 491 – 578) was a Syrian chronicler from Antioch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Malalas has received more than 94,846 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). John Malalas is the 935th most popular writer (down from 785th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Turkish Writer.

John Malalas is most famous for writing a chronicle of Byzantine history.

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Among writers, John Malalas ranks 935 out of 5,794Before him are Ban Gu, Johannes Tauler, Jacques Clément, Alexander Litvinenko, Julian Barnes, and Lafcadio Hearn. After him are August Kubizek, Robert Graves, Silius Italicus, Eugenio Montale, Benito Pérez Galdós, and Jamal Khashoggi.

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Among people born in 491, John Malalas ranks 1 Among people deceased in 578, John Malalas ranks 3Before him are Abd al-Muttalib and Justin II. After him are Brendan, Jacob Baradaeus, and Wuffa of East Anglia.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, John Malalas ranks 346 out of 1,128Before him are David of Trebizond (1408), Cornelius Castoriadis (1922), Expeditus (300), Argishti I of Urartu (-827), Memnon (null), and Dio Chrysostom (40). After him are Alexander Balas (-150), Athanasius the Athonite (920), Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), Telipinu (-1600), Aziz Nesin (1915), and Nicholas Kanabos (1200).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, John Malalas ranks 24Before him are Zosimus (460), Publilius Syrus (-100), Joannes Zonaras (1074), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gregory of Narek (951), and Dio Chrysostom (40). After him are Aziz Nesin (1915), Ahmad Khani (1650), Bar Hebraeus (1226), Kassia (810), Aristophanes of Byzantium (-257), and Zenodotus (-330).