John of Rila

876 - 946

John of Rila

Saint Ivan of Rila (Bulgarian: Свети Иван (Иван) Рилски, sveti Ivan Rilski) (876 – c. 946) was the first Bulgarian hermit. He was revered as a saint while he was still alive. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Rila has received more than 53,849 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 714th most popular religious figure.

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  • 21

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  • 7.45

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  • 1.92

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Among religious figures, John of Rila ranks 717 out of 2,001Before him are Hélder Câmara, Fatima al-Fihri, Nicodemus, William of Gellone, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, and Primož Trubar. After him are Itzhak Stern, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Isidore the Laborer, Adnan, Louise de Marillac, and Lawrence of Brindisi.

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Among people born in 876, John of Rila ranks 2Before him is Henry the Fowler. After him is Toda of Pamplona. Among people deceased in 946, John of Rila ranks 3Before him are Edmund I and Pope Marinus II. After him are Eadgyth, Al-Qa'im, Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli, and Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, John of Rila ranks 28 out of 221Before him are Kubrat (605), Tzvetan Todorov (1939), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), Fritz Zwicky (1898), Hristo Stoichkov (1966), and Sylvie Vartan (1944). After him are Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), Christian Rakovsky (1873), Vlado Chernozemski (1897), Vasil Levski (1837), Boris Christoff (1914), and Hristo Botev (1848).