Paisius of Hilendar

1722 - 1773

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Saint Paisius of Hilendar or Paìsiy Hilendàrski (Bulgarian: Свети Паисий Хилендарски) (1722–1773) was a Bulgarian clergyman and a key Bulgarian National Revival figure. He is most famous for being the author of Istoriya Slavyanobolgarskaya, the second modern Bulgarian history after the work of Petar Bogdan Bakshev from 1667, "History of Bulgaria". Most Bulgarians are taught that he was the forefather of the Bulgarian National Revival.Paisius was born in the Samokov eparchy of the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paisius of Hilendar has received more than 59,828 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Paisius of Hilendar is the 178th most popular historian (down from 154th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Bulgaria (down from 84th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Bulgarian Historian.

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Among historians, Paisius of Hilendar ranks 178 out of 341Before him are Gerardus Vossius, Simon Dubnow, Faustus of Byzantium, Aulus Cremutius Cordus, Ferdinand Gregorovius, and Charles Rollin. After him are Paul Veyne, Michael Glykas, Karl Krumbacher, Edgar Quinet, Roger Chartier, and René Grousset.

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Among people born in 1722, Paisius of Hilendar ranks 17Before him are Pietro Nardini, Leopold Auenbrugger, Flora MacDonald, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Petrus Camper. After him are Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and John Burgoyne. Among people deceased in 1773, Paisius of Hilendar ranks 9Before him are Johann Joachim Quantz, Philibert Commerson, Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Anton Janša, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, and Luigi Vanvitelli. After him are Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Stanisław Konarski, Alexis Piron, and George Edwards.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Paisius of Hilendar ranks 102 out of 313Before him are Mitso Asen of Bulgaria (1300), Ahmed Cevdet Pasha (1822), John Vitéz (1408), Georgi Asparuhov (1943), Dimitar Blagoev (1856), and Dimitar Penev (1945). After him are Maxim of Bulgaria (1914), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (1941), Philipp Kirkorov (1967), Petar Zhekov (1944), Dorothea of Bulgaria (1355), and Valko Chervenkov (1900).

Among HISTORIANS In Bulgaria

Among historians born in Bulgaria, Paisius of Hilendar ranks 3Before him are Tzvetan Todorov (1939) and Johann Weikhard von Valvasor (1641). After him are Marin Drinov (1838).