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John Skylitzes

1040 - 1101

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John Skylitzes, commonly Latinized as Ioannes Scylitzes (Greek: Ἰωάννης Σκυλίτζης, romanized: Iōánnēs Skylítzēs, Byzantine Greek: [i.oˈa.nis sc̠iˈlit.t͡sis]; Latin: Ioannes Scyllitzes, Medieval Latin: [jɔˈ̝s sk̟ilˈlit̪.d͡ze̝s]; early 1040s – after 1101), was a Byzantine historian of the late 11th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Skylitzes has received more than 121,329 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). John Skylitzes is the 50th most popular historian (up from 54th in 2019).

John Skylitzes is most famous for his chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, which he wrote in the 10th century.

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Among historians, John Skylitzes ranks 50 out of 339Before him are Ali ibn al-Athir, Niketas Choniates, Jared Diamond, Poggio Bracciolini, Tzvetan Todorov, and Callisthenes. After him are Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Socrates of Constantinople, Euhemerus, Theopompus, Justin, and Johann Gustav Droysen.

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Among people born in 1040, John Skylitzes ranks 3Before him are Alfonso VI of León and Castile and Rashi. After him are Géza I of Hungary, Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad, Håkan the Red, Ida of Lorraine, Ivo of Chartres, Sikelgaita, Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg, Geoffrey III, Count of Anjou, and Herman I of Baden. Among people deceased in 1101, John Skylitzes ranks 4Before him are Mahmud al-Kashgari, Bruno of Cologne, and Roger I of Sicily. After him are Su Shi, Hugh, Count of Vermandois, Su Song, Conrad II of Italy, Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, Urraca of Zamora, Akka Mahadevi, and Emperor Daozong of Liao.

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