Theodore the Studite

759 - 826

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Theodore the Studite (Medieval Greek: Θεόδωρος ό Στουδίτης; 759–826), also known as Theodorus Studita and Saint Theodore of Stoudios/Studium, was a Byzantine Greek monk and abbot of the Stoudios Monastery in Constantinople. He played a major role in the revivals both of Byzantine monasticism and of classical literary genres in Byzantium. He is known as a zealous opponent of iconoclasm, one of several conflicts that set him at odds with both emperor and patriarch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore the Studite has received more than 105,303 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Theodore the Studite is the 651st most popular writer (up from 740th in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 292nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Writer.

Theodore the Studite is most famous for his contributions to the monastic life. He was one of the most influential monks in the Byzantine Empire. He helped to establish the Studium of Constantinople, which is now known as the University of Constantinople. He also helped to establish the Studium of Rome, which is now known as the University of Rome. Theodore was a powerful advocate for the monastic life.

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Among writers, Theodore the Studite ranks 651 out of 5,755Before him are Amin Maalouf, Thomas Harris, Andrea Camilleri, William McMaster Murdoch, Robert E. Howard, and Witold Gombrowicz. After him are Bert Hellinger, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Columella, Frontinus, William Saroyan, and Oliver Sacks.

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Among people born in 759, Theodore the Studite ranks 1After him are Alfonso II of Asturias, Asad ibn al-Furat, and Ælfwald I of Northumbria. Among people deceased in 826, Theodore the Studite ranks 1After him is Abu-l-'Atahiya.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Theodore the Studite ranks 263 out of 1,301Before him are Priscus (410), Pancras of Rome (289), Andranik (1865), Alexander (870), Theodora Porphyrogenita (984), and Fahri Korutürk (1903). After him are Ctesias (-440), Thābit ibn Qurra (836), Astyanax (null), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Suleiman ibn Qutulmish (1100), and Attalus II Philadelphus (-220).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Theodore the Studite ranks 12Before him are Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), and Novatian (220). After him are Aratus (-315), Zosimus (460), André Chénier (1762), Artemidorus (200), Ibn Hawqal (943), and Gregory of Narek (951).