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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. 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 1,469,803 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Albertus Magnus is the 107th most popular religious figure (up from 114th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Germany and the 4th 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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Among religious figures, Albertus Magnus ranks 107 out of 2,238Before him are Margaret the Virgin, Francis Xavier, Pope Clement V, Saint Sebastian, Agatha of Sicily, and Bilal ibn Rabah. After him are Pope Pius V, Elizabeth, Esther, Pope Pius III, Pope Urban VIII, and Salome.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Albertus Magnus ranks 87 out of 6,142Before him are Charles the Bald (823), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), and Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893). After him are Albert Speer (1905), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), and Claus von Stauffenberg (1907).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Albertus Magnus ranks 4Before him are Martin Luther (1483), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), and Hildegard of Bingen (1098). After him are Ambrose (340), Pope Joan (null), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Pope Clement II (1005), Pope Damasus II (1000), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), and Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774).