Michael Psellos

1018 - 1078

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Michael Psellos or Psellus (Greek: Μιχαὴλ Ψελλός, translit. Michaḗl Psellós Byzantine Greek: [mi.xaˈil p͡s̠e̞lˈlo̞s̠]) was a Byzantine Greek monk, savant, writer, philosopher, politician and historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Psellos has received more than 111,545 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Michael Psellos is the 234th most popular philosopher (up from 239th in 2019), the 217th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 227th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

Michael Psellos was a Byzantine historian and philosopher. He is most famous for his Chronographia, a history of the Byzantine Empire.

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Among philosophers, Michael Psellos ranks 234 out of 1,089Before him are Chilon of Sparta, Celsus, Epimenides, William Godwin, Thomas Carlyle, and Baltasar Gracián. After him are Ivan Illich, Cratylus, Ernst Bloch, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Guy Debord, and Iamblichus.

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Among people born in 1018, Michael Psellos ranks 2Before him is Nizam al-Mulk. After him are Pope Victor II, Harthacnut, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, Bagrat IV of Georgia, and Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1078, Michael Psellos ranks 1After him are Iziaslav I of Kiev, Peter I, Count of Savoy, and Roussel de Bailleul.

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Among people born in Turkey, Michael Psellos ranks 217 out of 1,128Before him are Constantine VIII (960), John IV Laskaris (1250), Saint Nino (296), Gyges of Lydia (-790), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), and Romanos III Argyros (968). After him are Giorgos Seferis (1900), Alexios V Doukas (1140), Constantine VI (771), Pharamond (370), Gülfem Hatun (1500), and Alexios II Komnenos (1169).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Michael Psellos ranks 15Before him are Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Chrysippus (-281), Posidonius (-135), Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Proclus (412), and Apollonius of Tyana (15). After him are Arcesilaus (-315), Bias of Priene (-600), Xenocrates (-396), Priscus (410), Gemistus Pletho (1355), and Cleanthes (-330).