Albertus Magnus

1206 - 1280

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Albertus Magnus (c. 1200 – 15 November 1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great, Albert of Swabia or Albert of Cologne, was a German Dominican friar, philosopher, scientist, and bishop, considered one of the greatest medieval philosophers and thinkers. Canonized in 1931, he was known during his lifetime as Doctor universalis and Doctor expertus; late in his life the sobriquet Magnus was appended to his name. Scholars such as James A. Weisheipl and Joachim R. Söder have referred to him as the greatest German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albertus Magnus has received more than 1,485,376 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Albertus Magnus is the 104th most popular religious figure, the 70th most popular biography from Germany (up from 87th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Religious Figure.

Albertus Magnus is most famous for his work in the field of natural sciences. He studied and wrote about many subjects, including astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

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Over the past year Albertus Magnus has had the most page views in the with 173,902 views, followed by Spanish (85,906), and German (55,766). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (52.06%), Irish (46.02%), and Western Punjabi (42.67%)


Among religious figures, Albertus Magnus ranks 104 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Paul III, Philip the Apostle, Teresa of Ávila, Jude the Apostle, Pope Innocent III, and Catherine of Aragon. After him are Bernard of Clairvaux, Aminah, Elizabeth, Simon the Zealot, Huldrych Zwingli, and Pope Urban VIII.

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Among people born in 1206, Albertus Magnus ranks 1After him are Béla IV of Hungary, Güyük Khan, Maria Laskarina, Peter of Verona, Otto II, Duke of Bavaria, Godan Khan, and Konrad von Thüringen. Among people deceased in 1280, Albertus Magnus ranks 1After him are Pope Nicholas III, Orda Khan, Margaret II, Countess of Flanders, Al-Said Barakah, Magnus VI of Norway, Drogön Chögyal Phagpa, Yolande II, Countess of Nevers, Guan Hanqing, Jacopo Contarini, and John I de la Roche.

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Among people born in Germany, Albertus Magnus ranks 70 out of 7,253Before him are Jacques Offenbach (1819), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Erich Fromm (1900), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), and Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714). After him are Clara Schumann (1819), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Richard Strauss (1864), and Friedrich Paulus (1890).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Albertus Magnus ranks 5Before him are Martin Luther (1483), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), and Ambrose (340). After him are Pope Joan (null), Pope Damasus II (1000), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Pope Clement II (1005), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), and Pope Victor II (1018).