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Biography of Cyril

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Birthname: Cyril


Nationality: Roman

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Biography of Cyril:

827 - Saint Cyril born in Thessaloniki to a Greek drungarios (a military officer) named Leon and Maria, possibly a Slav from the hinterlands of Thessaloniki. Cyril was a Greek monk, scholar, theologian, and linguist.

Cyril is best known today for his work in Christianising the Slavs and, with his brother Saint Methodius, is credited with devising the Glagolithic and rarely also with devising the Cyrillic alphabet. 862 - Prince Rastislav of Great Moravia requested that the Emperor Michael III and the Patriarch Photius send missionaries to evangelize his Slavic subjects.

His motives in doing so were probably more influenced by political than religious motives. 863 - Began the task of translating the Bible into the language now known as Old Church Slavonic and travelled to Great Moravia to promote it.

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