When I was little, I thought Cyril
were Bulgarian :).
Actually, St. Cyril
were Byzantine scholars who created the Slavic alphabet by orders of the Byzantine emperor, with the sole purpose of converting the pagan kingdom of Moravia to the Eastern Orthodox religion. Moravia was a Slavic kingdom on the borders of the Holy Roman
Empire, and the Byzantine emperor was eager to convert them to the Eastern Orthodox
branch of Christianity before Charlemagne converted them to Roman Catholicism
. Btw, even if he were from Macedonia, at the time we are talking about, the geographic region of Macedonia was a part of the Byzantine empire, so St. Cyril
was by all means a Byzantine subject.
Ivayla (who heroically resists to make a nationalistic comment about the Macedonian ethnicity)