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Aelred of Rievaulx

1110 - 1167

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Aelred of Rievaulx (Latin: Aelredus Riaevallensis); also Ailred, Ælred, and Æthelred; (1110 – 12 January 1167) was an English Cistercian monk, abbot of Rievaulx from 1147 until his death, and known as a writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aelred of Rievaulx has received more than 162,734 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Aelred of Rievaulx is the 2,539th most popular writer (up from 2,608th in 2019), the 1,928th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,979th in 2019) and the 222nd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Aelred of Rievaulx ranks 2,539 out of 5,755Before him are Ilse Aichinger, Ram Prasad Bismil, Isak Samokovlija, Eric Roth, Yi Kwang-su, and Mahasweta Devi. After him are Lawrence Block, Sumitranandan Pant, Mary Astell, Timotheus of Miletus, Miklós Radnóti, and He Zhizhang.

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Among people born in 1110, Aelred of Rievaulx ranks 17Before him are Bertha of Sulzbach, Rostislav I of Kiev, Abraham ibn Daud, Odo de St Amand, Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama, and Boril of Bulgaria. After him are Godfrey II, Count of Louvain, Alice of Antioch, Antipope Paschal III, Hodierna of Jerusalem, Plato Tiburtinus, and Diarmait Mac Murchada. Among people deceased in 1167, Aelred of Rievaulx ranks 6Before him are Empress Matilda, Abraham ibn Ezra, Charles VII of Sweden, Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia, and Rostislav I of Kiev. After him is Rainald of Dassel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Aelred of Rievaulx ranks 1,928 out of 7,765Before him are William Congreve (1670), Cuthbert (635), Arthur Young (1741), Eglantyne Jebb (1876), Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776), and Douglas Mawson (1882). After him are Josephine Butler (1828), Peter Yates (1929), Mary Astell (1666), John Badham (1939), Martin Rees (1942), and Thom Yorke (1968).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Aelred of Rievaulx ranks 222Before him are Edward FitzGerald (1809), Philip Kerr (1956), E. Nesbit (1858), Edith Pargeter (1913), William Congreve (1670), and Arthur Young (1741). After him are Mary Astell (1666), Kay Parker (1944), John Christopher (1922), William Ernest Henley (1849), Leonard Woolf (1880), and Herbert Read (1893).