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Ambrose (born Aurelius Ambrosius; c. 340 – 397), venerated as Saint Ambrose, was the Bishop of Milan, a theologian, and one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. Ambrose was serving as the Roman governor of Aemilia-Liguria in Milan when he was unexpectedly made Bishop of Milan in 374 by popular acclamation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ambrose has received more than 1,150,947 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Ambrose is the 202nd most popular religious figure (down from 199th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Germany (down from 135th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Religious Figure.

Ambrose is most famous for being the first Christian bishop of Milan, Italy, and for his work in converting many pagans to Christianity.

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Among religious figures, Ambrose ranks 202 out of 2,272. Before him are Pope Gregory VIII, Malik ibn Anas, Philip Melanchthon, Aminah, Pope John VIII, and Pope Celestine III. After him are Pope Celestine V, Saint Pantaleon, Elizabeth of Hungary, Jacques de Molay, Saint Matthias, and Pope Sixtus IV.

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Among people born in 340, Ambrose ranks 2Before him is Theodosius I. After him are Pope Anastasius I, Faxian, Priscillian, Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, and Arbogast. Among people deceased in 397, Ambrose ranks 2Before him is Martin of Tours.

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Among people born in Germany, Ambrose ranks 148 out of 5,289. Before him are George II of Great Britain (1683), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Gottlob Frege (1848), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), and Philip Melanchthon (1497). After him are Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), Johann Christian Bach (1735), and Friedrich Ebert (1871).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Ambrose ranks 7Before him are Martin Luther (1483), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Albertus Magnus (1206), Pope Joan (null), and Philip Melanchthon (1497). After him are Pope Clement II (1005), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Pope Victor II (1018), and Rabanus Maurus (780).