Simeon Stylites

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Simeon Stylites or Symeon the Stylite (c. 390 – 2 September 459) was a Syrian Christian ascetic, who achieved notability by living 37 years on a small platform on top of a pillar near Aleppo (in modern Syria). Several other stylites later followed his model (the Greek word style means "pillar"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simeon Stylites has received more than 525,231 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Simeon Stylites is the 336th most popular religious figure (up from 378th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 171st in 2019) and the 21st most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Simeon Stylites is most famous for living on top of a pillar for 37 years.

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Among religious figures, Simeon Stylites ranks 336 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Agatho, Habakkuk, Pope John XXI, Pope Benedict I, Pope Nicholas III, and Al-Mansur. After him are Pope Callixtus I, Pope Clement II, Pope Symmachus, Idris, Pope Adrian V, and Pope Eutychian.

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Among people born in 389, Simeon Stylites ranks 2Before him is Gaiseric.  Among people deceased in 459, Simeon Stylites ranks 1After him is Hormizd III.

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Among people born in Turkey, Simeon Stylites ranks 139 out of 1,128Before him are John VIII Palaiologos (1392), Leo VI the Wise (866), Stefan Dušan (1308), Michael II (770), Balbinus (178), and Stilicho (359). After him are Hecataeus of Miletus (-550), Pope Vitalian (600), Antinous (111), Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1002), Polycarp (69), and Anna Komnene (1083).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Simeon Stylites ranks 21Before him are Fethullah Gülen (1941), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Ulfilas (311), and Gregory of Nyssa (335). After him are Pope Vitalian (600), Clement of Ohrid (840), Maximus the Confessor (580), Theodore of Amasea (300), Pope John VII (650), and Pope Sabinian (530).