Anne Catherine Emmerich

1774 - 1824

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Anne Catherine Emmerich (also Anna Katharina Emmerick; 8 September 1774 – 9 February 1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, mystic, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist. She was born in Flamschen, a farming community at Coesfeld, in the Diocese of Münster, Westphalia, Germany, and died at age 49 in Dülmen, where she had been a nun, and later become bedridden. Emmerich experienced visions on the life and passion of Jesus Christ, reputed to be revealed to her by the Blessed Virgin Mary under religious ecstasy.During her bedridden years, a number of well-known figures were inspired to visit her. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Catherine Emmerich has received more than 540,273 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Anne Catherine Emmerich is the 555th most popular religious figure (down from 510th in 2019), the 518th most popular biography from Germany (down from 460th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Religious Figure.

Anne Catherine Emmerich was a German mystic and seer who had visions of the Virgin Mary and the life of Jesus. She is most famous for her account of the life of Jesus, which she wrote in 1820.

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Among religious figures, Anne Catherine Emmerich ranks 555 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Donus, Ibn Majah, Pope Benedict V, Pope Agapetus I, Paul the Deacon, and Ibn Hisham. After her are Rabanus Maurus, Pope Marcellinus, Clotilde, John of Capistrano, Justin Martyr, and Pope Victor II.

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Among people born in 1774, Anne Catherine Emmerich ranks 3Before her are Caspar David Friedrich and Auguste de Marmont. After her are Jean-Baptiste Biot, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, Francis Beaufort, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Gaspare Spontini, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Charles Bell, and William Henry. Among people deceased in 1824, Anne Catherine Emmerich ranks 7Before her are Lord Byron, Louis XVIII of France, Théodore Géricault, Eugène de Beauharnais, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and James Parkinson. After her are Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, Agustín de Iturbide, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca, and Maine de Biran.

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Among people born in Germany, Anne Catherine Emmerich ranks 518 out of 6,142Before her are Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), Franz Brentano (1838), Franz Bopp (1791), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), and Heinrich Mann (1871). After her are Rabanus Maurus (780), Richard Willstätter (1872), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Anneliese Michel (1952), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), and Thomas Bach (1953).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Anne Catherine Emmerich ranks 12Before her are Pope Joan (null), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Pope Clement II (1005), Pope Damasus II (1000), Thomas à Kempis (1380), and Bruno of Cologne (1030). After her are Rabanus Maurus (780), Pope Victor II (1018), Norbert of Xanten (1080), Margot Frank (1926), Gertrude the Great (1256), and Johann Tetzel (1460).