Michael the Syrian

1126 - 1199

Michael the Syrian

Michael the Syrian (Classical Syriac: ܡܺܝܟ݂ܳܐܝܶܠ ܣܽܘܪܝܳܝܳܐ‎, romanized: Mīkhoʾēl Sūryoyo), died 1199 AD, also known as Michael the Great (Syriac: ܡܺܝܟ݂ܳܐܝܶܠ ܪܰܒ݁ܳܐ‎, romanized: Mīkhoʾēl Rabo) or Michael Syrus or Michael the Elder, to distinguish him from his nephew, was a patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 1166 to 1199. He is best known today as the author of the largest medieval Chronicle, which he composed in Syriac. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael the Syrian has received more than 57,541 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,437th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Michael the Syrian ranks 1,430 out of 2,001Before him are Caspar Schwenckfeld, Julian of Norwich, Bill W., Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Stephen I of Constantinople, and Ellen Church. After him are Annie Chapman, Friedrich Wetter, Angelo Comastri, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Antonio Bacci, and Wolfgang Capito.

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Among people born in 1126, Michael the Syrian ranks 7Before him are Averroes, William I of Sicily, Khaqani, Mieszko III the Old, Anvari, and Peter I of Courtenay. After him is John Doukas. Among people deceased in 1199, Michael the Syrian ranks 7Before him are Richard I of England, Minamoto no Yoritomo, Stefan Nemanja, Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, Khaqani, and Joan of England, Queen of Sicily.

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