Andrew Bobola

1591 - 1657

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Andrew Bobola, S.J. (Polish: Andrzej Bobola, 1591 – 16 May 1657) was a Polish missionary and martyr of the Society of Jesus, known as the Apostle of Lithuania and the "hunter of souls". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew Bobola has received more than 83,825 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Andrew Bobola is the 1,239th most popular religious figure (down from 1,171st in 2019), the 428th most popular biography from Poland (down from 401st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Polish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Andrew Bobola ranks 1,239 out of 2,272Before him are Joseph Zen, Domenico Tardini, Ercole Consalvi, Wolf Messing, Rafael Merry del Val, and Felice della Rovere. After him are Pelagius of Córdoba, Zenon Grocholewski, Fructuosus, Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, Charles Lwanga, and Luigi Orione.

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Among people born in 1591, Andrew Bobola ranks 12Before him are Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Alexandre de Rhodes, Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Isabella of Savoy, Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine, and Stanisław Koniecpolski. After him are Olimpia Maidalchini, Friedrich Spee, Dirck Hals, Frederick Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Anne Hutchinson, and Robert Herrick. Among people deceased in 1657, Andrew Bobola ranks 12Before him are Kâtip Çelebi, Laura Mancini, Clara Peeters, Balthasar van der Ast, Jacob van Campen, and Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine. After him are Jacob van Eyck, Robert Blake, Olimpia Maidalchini, Hayashi Razan, Menasseh Ben Israel, and Johann Baptist Cysat.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Andrew Bobola ranks 428 out of 1,231Before him are Wilhelm Kube (1887), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), Fritz London (1900), Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928), Wolf Messing (1899), and Werner Lorenz (1891). After him are Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg (1513), Włodzimierz Lubański (1947), Maria Konopnicka (1842), Zenon Grocholewski (1939), Max Simon (1899), and Robert Wiene (1873).


Among religious figures born in Poland, Andrew Bobola ranks 17Before him are Stefan Wyszyński (1901), Stanisław Dziwisz (1939), Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867), Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947), Emil Krebs (1867), and Wolf Messing (1899). After him are Zenon Grocholewski (1939), Joachim Meisner (1933), John Albert Vasa (1612), Franciszek Macharski (1927), Jan Łaski (1499), and Caspar Schwenckfeld (1490).