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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 221,322 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Ansgar is the 487th most popular religious figure (down from 401st in 2019), the 568th most popular biography from France (down from 443rd 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 487 out of 2,272Before him are Anastasia of Sirmium, Pope Benedict VI, Hippolytus of Rome, Annas, Vincent of Saragossa, and Guru Nanak. After him are Christina of Bolsena, Pope Agapetus II, Pope Eugene I, Pope Silverius, Paul of Thebes, and Pope Lucius II.

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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, Leo Phokas the Elder, Enravota, Grímur Kamban, and Theodora. 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 568 out of 5,234Before him are Jules Michelet (1798), Joseph Joffre (1852), Pauline Bonaparte (1780), René of Anjou (1409), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), and Emmanuel Macron (1977). After him are Léon Blum (1872), George Steiner (1929), Héloïse (1101), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean Lannes (1769), and Childebert I (497).


Among religious figures born in France, Ansgar ranks 31Before him are Peter the Hermit (1050), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Hugues de Payens (1074), Rashi (1040), Genevieve (423), and Antipope Clement VII (1342). After him are Pope Nicholas II (990), Louis de Montfort (1673), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Peter Waldo (1140), Luigi Lucheni (1873), and Marcel Lefebvre (1905).