Maria Palaiologina

1300 - 1300

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Maria Palaiologina (Greek: Μαρία Παλαιολογίνα) was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos (ruled 1258-1282) who became the wife of the Mongol ruler Abaqa Khan, and an influential Christian leader among the Mongols. After Abaqa's death she became the leader of a Monastery in Constantinople which was popularly named after her as Saint Mary of the Mongols. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Palaiologina has received more than 42,798 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Maria Palaiologina is the 7,014th most popular politician (up from 7,547th in 2019), the 608th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 602nd in 2019) and the 289th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Maria Palaiologina ranks 7,014 out of 15,710Before her are Galla Gaulo, Gero, Paul H. O'Neill, Huzziya I, Mohammed Badie, and Suleiman II. After her are Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, Alexander of Tralles, and Dayan Khan.

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Among people born in 1300, Maria Palaiologina ranks 26Before her are Baibars II, Talabuga, Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Paolo Veneziano, George I of Bulgaria, and Charles I, Lord of Monaco. After her are Sati Beg, Kaykaus II, Philotheus I of Constantinople, Andrea Contarini, Thomas Bérard, and George II of Bulgaria. Among people deceased in 1300, Maria Palaiologina ranks 9Before her are Guido Cavalcanti, Baiju, Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Trần Hưng Đạo, Robert de Boron, and Liang Kai. After her are Chaka of Bulgaria, Anonymus, Mitso Asen of Bulgaria, Kilij Arslan III, Jacob van Maerlant, and Roy Mata.

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Among people born in Turkey, Maria Palaiologina ranks 608 out of 1,128Before her are Constantine Manasses (1130), Bohemond VI of Antioch (1237), Philostorgius (368), Zannanza (-1350), Nausiphanes (-400), and Histiaeus (-550). After her are Lala Şahin Pasha (1330), Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791), Alexander of Tralles (525), Maximus Planudes (1260), Ahmed Muhtar Pasha (1839), and Cleitarchus (-400).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Maria Palaiologina ranks 289Before her are Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus (-120), Ariadne (null), Alyattes of Lydia (-640), Bohemond VI of Antioch (1237), Zannanza (-1350), and Histiaeus (-550). After her are Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791), Alexander of Tralles (525), Ahmed Muhtar Pasha (1839), Dolon (null), Anaximenes of Lampsacus (-380), and Manuel I of Trebizond (1218).