Arnold Janssen

1837 - 1909

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Arnold Janssen, S.V.D. (5 November 1837 – 15 January 1909), was a German-Dutch Catholic priest and missionary who is venerated as a saint. He founded the Society of the Divine Word, a Catholic missionary religious congregation, also known as the Divine Word Missionaries, as well as two congregations for women. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arnold Janssen has received more than 110,047 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Arnold Janssen is the 992nd most popular religious figure (down from 964th in 2019), the 1,444th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,337th in 2019) and the 36th most popular German Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Arnold Janssen ranks 992 out of 2,272Before him are Raymond Franz, Haran, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Fausto Sozzini, Ilia II of Georgia, and John the Merciful. After him are Paul Marcinkus, Leopold Mandić, Peter Claver, Nicholas Mystikos, Ikkyū, and John Fisher.

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Among people born in 1837, Arnold Janssen ranks 28Before him are Empress Dowager Ci'an, Francis, Duke of Teck, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Émile Waldteufel, James Murray, and Abraham Kuyper. After him are Pierre Auguste Cot, Ilia Chavchavadze, Édouard Stephan, Wild Bill Hickok, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, and Vasily Radlov. Among people deceased in 1909, Arnold Janssen ranks 24Before him are Emil Erlenmeyer, Paul Gachet, Francisco Ferrer, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Princess Marie of Orléans, and Besarion Jughashvili. After him are Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Simon Newcomb, Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, and Joshua Slocum.

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Among people born in Germany, Arnold Janssen ranks 1,444 out of 5,289Before him are Franzl Lang (1930), Heidi Klum (1973), Dagmar of Bohemia (1186), Mechtilde (1241), Johann Bernhard Basedow (1723), and Carl Heinrich Graun (1704). After him are Christa Ludwig (1928), Matthias Erzberger (1875), Lothar de Maizière (1940), Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (1860), Horst Schumann (1906), and Til Schweiger (1963).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Arnold Janssen ranks 36Before him are Johann Eck (1486), Johann Arndt (1555), Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577), Günter Guillaume (1927), Otto of Bamberg (1060), and Mechtilde (1241). After him are Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Regino of Prüm (842), Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1679), Henry of Latvia (1187), Saint Afra (300), and Arp Schnitger (1648).