Photios I of Constantinople

900 - 896

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Photios I (Greek: Φώτιος, Phōtios; c. 810/820 – 6 February 893), also spelled Photius (), was the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople from 858 to 867 and from 877 to 886. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Photios I of Constantinople has received more than 252,946 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Photios I of Constantinople is the 250th most popular religious figure (up from 253rd in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 104th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

The Hagia Sophia is the most famous building in Constantinople. It was built in the 600s CE and was the largest church in the world for over a thousand years. It was converted into a mosque in 1453, but it is still a major tourist attraction.

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Among religious figures, Photios I of Constantinople ranks 250 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Julius I, Pope Innocent I, Vitus, Pope Martin IV, Pope Innocent II, and Pope Celestine I. After him are Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, Charles Borromeo, Pope Liberius, Vincent de Paul, Belshazzar, and Pope Adeodatus I.

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Among people born in 900, Photios I of Constantinople ranks 5Before him are Ivar the Boneless, Oleg of Novgorod, Gorm the Old, and Halfdan Ragnarsson. After him are Pope Lando, Pope Benedict VI, Pope Agapetus II, Pope Stephen VIII, Pope Leo VII, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, and Robert the Strong. Among people deceased in 896, Photios I of Constantinople ranks 2Before him is Pope Formosus. After him are Pope Boniface VI, Hastein, Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Khumarawayh ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun, and Ermengard of Italy.

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Among people born in Turkey, Photios I of Constantinople ranks 103 out of 1,128Before him are Pausanias (110), Anacreon (-570), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Cassius Dio (155), and Gordian I (159). After him are Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), Apollonius of Perga (-262), Saint Timothy (17), Şehzade Mehmed (1522), and Leo I the Thracian (401).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Photios I of Constantinople ranks 11Before him are John Chrysostom (349), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Rachel (-3500), Saint Pantaleon (275), and Irenaeus (130). After him are Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Saint Timothy (17), Marcion of Sinope (85), Fethullah Gülen (1941), Ephrem the Syrian (306), and Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940).