Theodore the Studite

759 - 826

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Theodore the Studite (also known as Theodorus Studita, Saint Theodore of Stoudios, and Saint Theodore of Studium; 759–826) 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 90,800 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Theodore the Studite is the 740th most popular writer (up from 822nd in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 312th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Turkish 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 740 out of 5,794Before him are John Jacob Astor IV, Yanka Kupala, Muriel Spark, Hans Fallada, Nikolai Ostrovsky, and Maurice Denis. After him are Viktor Shklovsky, Hugo Ball, Ali Shariati, Mahmoud Darwish, Joseph Campbell, and Tony Buzan.

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Among people born in 759, Theodore the Studite ranks 1After him are Alfonso II of Asturias and Asad ibn al-Furat. 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 292 out of 1,128Before him are Said Nursî (1877), Chryseis (null), Theodoret (393), Cevdet Sunay (1899), Attalus III (-170), and Alexander of Aphrodisias (200). After him are Andranik (1865), Thrasymachus (-459), Papias of Hierapolis (70), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Evagrius Ponticus (345), and Polyxena (null).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Theodore the Studite ranks 17Before him are Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), Aratus (-315), André Chénier (1762), Artemidorus (200), and Theodoret (393). After him are Zosimus (460), Publilius Syrus (-100), Joannes Zonaras (1074), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gregory of Narek (951), and Dio Chrysostom (40).