Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

1920 - 2019

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Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (Moran Mor Naṣrallah Buṭrus Ṣufayr; Arabic: الكاردينال مار نصر الله بطرس صفير‎; Latin: Victor Petrus Sfeir; 15 May 1920 – 12 May 2019) was the patriarch of Lebanon's largest Christian body, the Maronite Church, an Eastern Catholic Church in communion with the Holy See. He was also given the honorific title of cardinal. He was elected Patriarch of Antioch for the Maronites on 27 April 1986, and his resignation was accepted on 26 February 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir has received more than 144,463 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir is the 1,166th most popular religious figure (down from 736th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 12th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Lebanese Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir ranks 1,166 out of 2,272Before him are Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, Pope Anianus of Alexandria, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr, Saichō, and Menocchio. After him are Adam Rainer, Jean Daniélou, Ahijah the Shilonite, Bernardin Gantin, Anthony Mary Claret, and Tola.

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Among people born in 1920, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir ranks 117Before him are Heinz Hitler, Ray Harryhausen, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Michael Anderson, Delbert Mann, and José Mauro de Vasconcelos. After him are Cornelis Johannes van Houten, James Doohan, Eva Dahlbeck, Henrietta Lacks, Miguel Delibes, and Meliton Kantaria. Among people deceased in 2019, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir ranks 105Before him are Dušan Makavejev, Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Robert Frank, Rip Torn, Peter Mayhew, and Harold Bloom. After him are Dawda Jawara, Monkey Punch, Kevin Roche, Machiko Kyō, Emanuel Ungaro, and Peter Schreier.

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Among people born in Lebanon, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir ranks 44 out of 119Before him are Nassim Nicholas Taleb (1960), Marinus of Tyre (100), Alfonso Jordan (1103), Zeno of Sidon (-150), Elias Hrawi (1926), and Serj Tankian (1967). After him are Jurji Zaydan (1861), Maximus of Tyre (200), Sabah (1927), Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī (1547), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), and René Moawad (1925).


Among religious figures born in Lebanon, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir ranks 10Before him are Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), Rashid Rida (1865), Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Pamphilus of Caesarea (240), Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (1940), and Frumentius (400). After him are Nimatullah Kassab (1808) and Aram I (1947).