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John the Merciful

550 - 619

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John the Merciful (Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Ἐλεήμων, romanized: Iōannēs ho Eleēmōn), also known as St John the Almsgiver, John the Almoner, John V of Alexandria, John Eleymon, and Johannes Eleemon, was the Chalcedonian Patriarch of Alexandria in the early 7th century (from 606 to 616) and a Christian saint. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John the Merciful has received more than 61,395 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). John the Merciful is the 723rd most popular religious figure (up from 990th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Cyprus (up from 13th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Cypriot Religious Figure.

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  • 22

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Among religious figures, John the Merciful ranks 723 out of 2,238Before him are Melania the Younger, Antipope Nicholas V, Josephine Bakhita, Romuald, Therese Neumann, and Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. After him are Umm Kulthum bint Ali, Onesimus, Nectarios of Aegina, Papias of Hierapolis, Emma Morano, and Nikephoros I of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 550, John the Merciful ranks 6Before him are Pope Boniface IV, Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, Sumayyah bint Khabbat, Teia, and Armah. After him are Saint Gall, Abdullah ibn Salam, Anastasius of Persia, Garibald I of Bavaria, Tardu, and Liuva I. Among people deceased in 619, John the Merciful ranks 3Before him are Khadija bint Khuwaylid and Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib. After him are Shibi Khan, John Moschus, and Laurence of Canterbury.

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In Cyprus

Among people born in Cyprus, John the Merciful ranks 7 out of 73Before him are Zeno of Citium (-334), Theodora (500), Ptolemy XII Auletes (-117), Makarios III (1913), Saint Spyridon (270), and Nicos Anastasiades (1946). After him are Michael Cacoyannis (1922), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Glafcos Clerides (1919), Alparslan Türkeş (1917), and Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus (1155).


Among religious figures born in Cyprus, John the Merciful ranks 2Before him are Saint Spyridon (270). After him are Paul IV of Constantinople (null).