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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 565,592 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Simeon Stylites is the 339th most popular religious figure (down from 335th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 139th in 2019) and the 20th 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 339 out of 2,238Before him are Barabbas, Philip Neri, Pope Eugene I, Pope Benedict I, Pope Eutychian, and Pope Adeodatus II. After him are Pope Innocent V, Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Clement III, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Pope Nicholas III, and Kane Tanaka.

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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 136 out of 1,301Before him are Ephrem the Syrian (306), Apelles (-370), Mausolus (-410), Chrysippus (-281), Kayqubad I (1188), and Samuel of Bulgaria (958). After him are Zoë Porphyrogenita (978), Posidonius (-135), Leo VI the Wise (866), Justinian II (668), John I Tzimiskes (925), and John VIII Palaiologos (1392).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Simeon Stylites ranks 20Before him are Ulfilas (311), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Fethullah Gülen (1941), Marcion of Sinope (85), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), and Ephrem the Syrian (306). After him are Pope Vitalian (600), Saint Nino (296), Saint Timothy (17), Thecla (100), Clement of Ohrid (840), and Pope John VII (650).