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Theophanes the Confessor

758 - 818

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Theophanes the Confessor (Greek: Θεοφάνης Ὁμολογητής; c. 758/760 – 12 March 817/818) was a member of the Byzantine aristocracy who became a monk and chronicler. He served in the court of Emperor Leo IV the Khazar before taking up the religious life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theophanes the Confessor has received more than 245,122 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Theophanes the Confessor is the 601st most popular religious figure (down from 591st in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 262nd in 2019) and the 37th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Theophanes the Confessor is most famous for his chronicle, which is a history of the world from the creation to his own time.

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Among religious figures, Theophanes the Confessor ranks 601 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Severinus, Pope Leo VI, William Laud, Nichiren, Pope Romanus, and Pope Theodore I. After him are Tarcisius, Ananias of Damascus, Gregory Thaumaturgus, Pope Stephen V, Truganini, and Thomas Wolsey.

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Among people born in 758, Theophanes the Confessor ranks 1After him are Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Hildegard of the Vinzgau, and Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. Among people deceased in 818, Theophanes the Confessor ranks 2Before him is Ali al-Ridha. After him are Ermengarde of Hesbaye and Bernard of Italy.

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Among people born in Turkey, Theophanes the Confessor ranks 249 out of 1,301Before him are Attalus I (-269), Ali ibn al-Athir (1160), Niketas Choniates (1155), Isidore of Miletus (442), Arcesilaus (-315), and Xenocrates (-396). After him are Novatian (220), John IV Laskaris (1250), Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Eumenes II (-221), Eumenes (-362), and Alexander of Aphrodisias (200).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Theophanes the Confessor ranks 37Before him are Gregory Palamas (1296), Pope John VI (655), Michael I Cerularius (1005), Dorothea of Caesarea (279), Sabbas the Sanctified (439), and Dionysius Exiguus (475). After him are Gregory Thaumaturgus (213), Pancras of Rome (289), Basilios Bessarion (1403), Philemon (100), Theodora (815), and Lydia of Thyatira (100).