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CYRIL (827-869)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 706 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CYRIL (827-869)  , apostle of the Slays, amongst whom he worked in conjunction with his elder
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brother Methodius (q.v.) . Tradition says that while in the Khazar country (where he combated Jewish and
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Mahommedan influence) he found at
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Kherson the remains of Clement of Rome, which he
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bore with him wherever he went, finally depositing them at Rome in 867 . His name is associated with the invention of the modified (
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Cyrillic) form of the Greek alphabet, which largely superseded the ancient
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Slavonic characters .

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