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Leo I, King of Armenia

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Leo II (Armenian: Լեւոն Ա Մեծագործ, romanized: Levon I. Metsagorts; 1150 – 2 May 1219) was the tenth lord of Armenian Cilicia, ruling from 1187 to 1219, and the first king to be crowned, in 1198/9 (sometimes known as Levon I the Magnificent). During his reign, Leo succeeded in establishing Cilician Armenia as a powerful and unified Christian state with a pre-eminence in political affairs. Leo eagerly led his kingdom alongside the armies of the Third Crusade and provided the crusaders with provisions, guides, pack animals and all manner of aid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo I, King of Armenia has received more than 134,759 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Leo I, King of Armenia is the 4,686th most popular politician (up from 4,787th in 2019), the 452nd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 464th in 2019) and the 239th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Leo I, King of Armenia ranks 4,686 out of 15,577Before him are Manuel Belgrano, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Stefan Vladislav, Nikolay Shvernik, Valentina Matviyenko, and Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully. After him are Treniota, Nariman Narimanov, Stefan Uroš I, Muzio Attendolo Sforza, Warren Hastings, and Julius Paulus Prudentissimus.

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Among people born in 1150, Leo I, King of Armenia ranks 12Before him are Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Canute I of Sweden, Robert IV of Sablé, Roman the Great, Kaykhusraw I, and Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut. After him are John of Matha, Antipope Innocent III, Arnold of Torroja, Jacopo Tiepolo, Bonanno Pisano, and Peter II of Bulgaria. Among people deceased in 1219, Leo I, King of Armenia ranks 2Before him is Yolanda of Flanders. After him are Minamoto no Sanetomo, William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Peter II of Courtenay, Guillaume de Chartres, and Conon de Béthune.

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Among people born in Turkey, Leo I, King of Armenia ranks 452 out of 1,301Before him are Ignatios of Constantinople (797), Artemisia II of Caria (null), Irene Doukaina (1066), Yılmaz Güney (1937), Parrhasius (-500), and Fan Noli (1882). After him are Theodore of Mopsuestia (350), Eutyches (380), Türkan Şoray (1945), Maathorneferure (-1250), Binali Yıldırım (1955), and Arshile Gorky (1904).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Leo I, King of Armenia ranks 239Before him are Zoe Karbonopsina (900), Ivaylo of Bulgaria (1281), Stephanus of Byzantium (501), Eutropius (400), Artemisia II of Caria (null), and Fan Noli (1882). After him are Maathorneferure (-1250), Binali Yıldırım (1955), Mizizios (622), Andriscus (-185), Emine Hatun (1398), and Qara Yusuf (1357).