Michael Glykas

1125 - 1204

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Michael Glykas or Glycas (Greek: Μιχαὴλ Γλυκᾶς) was a 12th-century Byzantine historian, theologian, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He was probably from Corfu and lived in Constantinople. He was a critic of Manuel I Komnenos, and was imprisoned and blinded due to his participation in a conspiracy against the emperor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Glykas has received more than 11,280 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Michael Glykas is the 180th most popular historian (up from 189th in 2019), the 492nd most popular biography from Greece (up from 715th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Greek Historian.

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Among historians, Michael Glykas ranks 180 out of 341Before him are Faustus of Byzantium, Aulus Cremutius Cordus, Ferdinand Gregorovius, Charles Rollin, Paisius of Hilendar, and Paul Veyne. After him are Karl Krumbacher, Edgar Quinet, Roger Chartier, René Grousset, Christian Gottlob Heyne, and Abraham Geiger.

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Among people born in 1125, Michael Glykas ranks 11Before him are Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, Otto II, Margrave of Meissen, Lu You, Eystein II of Norway, Petronilla of Aquitaine, and Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani.  Among people deceased in 1204, Michael Glykas ranks 16Before him are Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Guttorm of Norway, Suleiman II, Marie of Champagne, Minamoto no Yoriie, and Berthold, Duke of Merania.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Michael Glykas ranks 492 out of 855Before him are Aristarchus of Thessalonica (5), Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou (1950), Glaucias of Taulantii (-335), Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark (1904), Diocles (-240), and Demetrius of Montferrat (1205). After him are Archelaus of Sparta (-790), Eudamidas III (-300), Menedemus (-340), Leosthenes (-400), Dimitrios Ioannidis (1923), and Tommy Lee (1962).

Among HISTORIANS In Greece

Among historians born in Greece, Michael Glykas ranks 9Before him are Polybius (-208), Callisthenes (-360), Theopompus (-400), Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Philochorus (-340), and Afet İnan (1908). After him are Krste Misirkov (1874), Leo Allatius (1586), and Robert Kagan (1958).