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William of Tyre

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William of Tyre (Latin: Willelmus Tyrensis; c. 1130 – 29 September 1186) was a medieval prelate and chronicler. As archbishop of Tyre, he is sometimes known as William II to distinguish him from his predecessor, William I, the Englishman, a former Prior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, who was Archbishop of Tyre from 1127 to 1135. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William of Tyre has received more than 288,701 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). William of Tyre is the 35th most popular historian (up from 44th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 84th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Israeli Historian.

William of Tyre was a medieval historian and archbishop of Tyre. He is most famous for writing a history of the crusades, known as the "Historia Rerum in Partibus Transmarinis Gestarum" or "History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea".

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Among historians, William of Tyre ranks 35 out of 339Before him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Ibn Kathir, Eric Hobsbawm, Hippolyte Taine, Jacques Le Goff, and Edward Gibbon. After him are Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Leonardo Bruni, Lucien Febvre, Samuel von Pufendorf, and Aby Warburg.

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Among people born in 1130, William of Tyre ranks 3Before him are Zhu Xi and Pope Clement III. After him are Saint Rosalia, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Toghrul, Géza II of Hungary, Benjamin of Tudela, Charles VII of Sweden, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Magnus II of Sweden, and Akka Mahadevi. Among people deceased in 1186, William of Tyre ranks 1After him are Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Euphrosyne of Kiev, and Berthold IV, Duke of Zähringen.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, William of Tyre ranks 63 out of 430Before him are Zedekiah (-617), Manasseh of Judah (-800), Amalric of Jerusalem (1136), Edward Said (1935), Reuven Rivlin (1939), and Abijah of Judah (-1000). After him are Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177), Ehud Barak (1942), Haggai (-550), Jehoiakim (-634), Jeconiah (-700), and Ahmed Yassin (1937).

Among HISTORIANS In Israel

Among historians born in Israel, William of Tyre ranks 3Before him are Josephus (37) and Procopius (500). After him are Yuval Noah Harari (1976), Sextus Julius Africanus (160), Tom Segev (1945), and Benny Morris (1948).