Mesrop Mashtots

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Mesrop Mashtots listen (Armenian: Մեսրոպ Մաշտոց Mesrop Maštoc'; Eastern Armenian: [mɛsˈɾop maʃˈtotsʰ]; Western Armenian: [mɛsˈɾob maʃˈdotsʰ]; Latin: Mesrobes Mastosius; 362 – February 17, 440 AD) was an early medieval Armenian linguist, composer, theologian, statesman and hymnologist. He is best known for inventing the Armenian alphabet c. 405 AD, which was a fundamental step in strengthening Armenian national identity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mesrop Mashtots has received more than 267,743 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Mesrop Mashtots is the 7th most popular linguist, the 152nd most popular biography from Turkey and the most popular Turkish Linguist.

Mesrop Mashtots is most famous for inventing the Armenian alphabet, which was the first alphabet to be created in the world.

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Among linguists, Mesrop Mashtots ranks 7 out of 160Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Noam Chomsky, Max Müller, Roman Jakobson, William James Sidis, and Mahmud al-Kashgari. After him are Patanjali, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Franz Bopp, Edward Sapir, August Schleicher, and Johann Martin Schleyer.

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Among people born in 361, Mesrop Mashtots ranks 1 Among people deceased in 440, Mesrop Mashtots ranks 2Before him is Pope Sixtus III. After him are Socrates of Constantinople and Isidore of Pelusium.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Mesrop Mashtots ranks 152 out of 1,128Before him are Constantine V (718), Basil II (958), Michael III (840), Mausolus (-410), Narses (478), and Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60). After him are Constantine IV (652), Al-Battani (858), Nabonidus (-555), Posidonius (-135), Henri Fayol (1841), and Anaximenes of Miletus (-585).

Among LINGUISTS In Turkey

Among linguists born in Turkey, Mesrop Mashtots ranks 1After him are Hrachia Acharian (1876).