Joseph the Hymnographer

816 - 886

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Saint Joseph the Hymnographer (Greek: Όσιος Ιωσήφ ο Υμνογράφος) was a Greek monk of the ninth century. He is one of the greatest liturgical poets and hymnographers of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph the Hymnographer has received more than 24,354 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joseph the Hymnographer is the 1,374th most popular religious figure (down from 1,164th in 2019), the 2,140th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,778th in 2019) and the 368th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Joseph the Hymnographer ranks 1,374 out of 2,272Before him are Johannes Willebrands, Antipope Callixtus III, Andrew Avellino, Peter Nolasco, Joseph Cafasso, and Franc Rode. After him are Ernest Simoni, Raymond Leo Burke, Olimpia Maidalchini, Kōdō Sawaki, Sigebert of Gembloux, and Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga.

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Among people born in 816, Joseph the Hymnographer ranks 3Before him are Pope Formosus and Bardas.  Among people deceased in 886, Joseph the Hymnographer ranks 5Before him are Basil I, Ibn Majah, Abu Maʿshar, and Muhammad I of Córdoba.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Joseph the Hymnographer ranks 2,140 out of 4,088Before him are Antipope Callixtus III (null), Silvana Pampanini (1925), Andrew Avellino (1521), Humbert II, Count of Savoy (1065), Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672), and Achille Varzi (1904). After him are Archduke Anton Victor of Austria (1779), Luigi Allemandi (1903), Michele Ruggieri (1543), Simone Inzaghi (1976), Alejandro Malaspina (1754), and Enrico Toselli (1883).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Joseph the Hymnographer ranks 368Before him are Joseph Freinademetz (1852), Emerentiana (250), Lorenzo Baldisseri (1940), Antonio Quarracino (1923), Antipope Callixtus III (null), and Andrew Avellino (1521). After him are Olimpia Maidalchini (1591), Luigi Carlo Borromeo (1893), Raffaele Riario (1461), Andrew Corsini (1301), Federico Borromeo (1564), and Ranuccio Farnese (1530).