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Ansgar (8 September 801 – 3 February 865), also known as Anskar, Saint Ansgar, Saint Anschar or Oscar, was Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen in the northern part of the Kingdom of the East Franks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ansgar has received more than 272,685 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Ansgar is the 489th most popular religious figure (down from 486th in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from France (up from 567th in 2019) and the 31st most popular French Religious Figure.

Ansgar is most famous for being the first Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. He was an advisor to Charlemagne and a missionary to Denmark.

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Among religious figures, Ansgar ranks 489 out of 2,238Before him are Rashi, Dorothea of Caesarea, Pope Soter, Jehoshaphat, Saint Spyridon, and Antipope Clement VII. After him are Pope Silverius, Ahmed Yassin, Korah, Peter the Hermit, Pope Stephen I, and Pope Miltiades.

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Among people born in 801, Ansgar ranks 2Before him is Al-Kindi. After him are Ya'qubi, Huang Chao, Malcolm I of Scotland, Constantine II of Scotland, Zoe Zaoutzaina, Enravota, Leo Phokas the Elder, Grímur Kamban, Theodora, and Eudokia Dekapolitissa. Among people deceased in 865, Ansgar ranks 1After him are Æthelberht, King of Wessex, Kassia, and Paschasius Radbertus.

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Among people born in France, Ansgar ranks 560 out of 6,011Before him are Theuderic I (485), René Guénon (1886), Luc Besson (1959), Childebert I (497), Antipope Clement VII (1342), and Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728). After him are Jacques Hébert (1757), Marie Tussaud (1761), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), and Boris Vian (1920).


Among religious figures born in France, Ansgar ranks 31Before him are Hugues de Payens (1074), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Luigi Lucheni (1873), John Vianney (1786), Rashi (1040), and Antipope Clement VII (1342). After him are Peter the Hermit (1050), Charles de Foucauld (1858), Pope Nicholas II (990), Peter Waldo (1140), Clotilde (475), and Marcel Lefebvre (1905).