John of Damascus

676 - 749

John of Damascus

John of Damascus (Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Δαμασκηνός, romanized: Ioánnēs ho Damaskēnós, IPA: [ioˈanis o ðamasciˈnos]; Latin: Ioannes Damascenus; Arabic: يوحنا الدمشقي‎, romanized: Yūḥannā ad-Dimashqī), also known as John Damascene and as Χρυσορρόας / Chrysorrhoas (literally "streaming with gold"—i.e., "the golden speaker"), was a Christian monk and priest. Born and raised in Damascus c. 675 or 676, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem on 4 December 749.A polymath whose fields of interest and contribution included law, theology, philosophy, and music, he is said by some sources to have served as a Chief Administrator to the Muslim caliph of Damascus before his ordination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Damascus has received more than 449,564 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 91st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John of Damascus ranks 89 out of 1,005Before him are Xenophanes, Boethius, Tertullian, Mencius, Jean Bodin, and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. After him are Friedrich Fröbel, Carl von Clausewitz, Isidore of Seville, Johann Gottfried Herder, Nagarjuna, and Roland Barthes.

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Among people born in 676, John of Damascus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 749, John of Damascus ranks 1

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Among people born in Syria, John of Damascus ranks 1 out of 124After him are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Zenobia (240), Philip the Arab (204), Yazid I (647), Pope Anicetus (70), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Pope Gregory III (700), Nur ad-Din (1116), John Climacus (579), and Bashar al-Assad (1965).