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Leontius (Greek: Λεόντιος, romanized: Leóntios; c. 660 – c. 15 February 706), was Byzantine emperor from 695 to 698. Little is known of his early life, other than that he was born in Isauria in Asia Minor. He was given the title of patrikios, and made strategos of the Anatolic Theme under Emperor Constantine IV. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leontios has received more than 175,997 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Leontios is the 4,391st most popular politician (down from 1,639th in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 227th in 2019) and the 228th most popular Turkish Politician.

Leontios is most famous for being the founder of the monastery on Mount Athos in Greece.

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Among politicians, Leontios ranks 4,391 out of 15,577Before him are Edigu, Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria, Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, Jan Smuts, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, and Émile Lahoud. After him are Philipp Bouhler, Dardanus, Vicente Guerrero, Rudolf Brandt, Tage Erlander, and Jia Xu.

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Among people born in 660, Leontios ranks 3Before him are Empress Genmei and Andrew of Crete. After him are Adela of Pfalzel, Cunipert, and Alpaida. Among people deceased in 705, Leontios ranks 6Before him are Wu Zetian, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Pope John VI, Tiberius III, and Lambert of Maastricht. After him are Alpaida and Aldfrith of Northumbria.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Leontios ranks 431 out of 1,301Before him are Arame of Urartu (-900), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Aziz Sancar (1946), Yolanda of Flanders (1175), Sezen Aksu (1954), and Kassia (810). After him are Dardanus (null), Isabella, Queen of Armenia (1216), Boris II of Bulgaria (931), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Ahmet Davutoğlu (1959), and George Pachymeres (1242).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Leontios ranks 228Before him are Prusias I of Bithynia (-300), Piri Mehmed Pasha (1458), Şehzade Mahmud (1582), Nicomedes IV of Bithynia (-200), Arame of Urartu (-900), and Yolanda of Flanders (1175). After him are Dardanus (null), Isabella, Queen of Armenia (1216), Boris II of Bulgaria (931), Ahmet Davutoğlu (1959), Zoe Karbonopsina (900), and Ivaylo of Bulgaria (1281).