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Asser (Welsh pronunciation: [asɛr]; died c. 909) was a Welsh monk from St David's, Dyfed, who became Bishop of Sherborne in the 890s. About 885 he was asked by Alfred the Great to leave St David's and join the circle of learned men whom Alfred was recruiting for his court. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asser has received more than 298,167 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Asser is the 1,501st most popular religious figure (up from 1,502nd in 2019), the 2,046th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,063rd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular British Religious Figure.

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  • 22

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  • 3.14

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Among religious figures, Asser ranks 1,501 out of 2,272Before him are Matrona Nikonova, Don Alden Adams, Charles Wesley, Wim Hof, Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei, and Francis Hong Yong-ho. After him are Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow, Dymphna, Kirill of Turov, Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Maxim of Bulgaria, and Raffaele Farina.

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Among people born in 900, Asser ranks 34Before him are Gero, Wifred II, Count of Barcelona, Donald II of Scotland, Ibn Wahshiyya, Eochaid, son of Rhun, and Engelberga. After him are Orso I Participazio, Abū Ja'far al-Khāzin, Pietro Tribuno, Giric, Gilbert, Duke of Burgundy, and Burgred of Mercia. Among people deceased in 908, Asser ranks 3Before him are Emperor Ai of Tang and Al-Muktafi. After him is Remigius of Auxerre.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Asser ranks 2,046 out of 6,924Before him are Tommy Taylor (1932), Charles Wesley (1707), Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1870), Mark Hollis (1955), Richard Bremmer (1953), and James Blunt (1974). After him are Thomas Bradwardine (1300), John Pell (1611), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), E. Nesbit (1858), Charles Boycott (1832), and John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall (1316).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Asser ranks 52Before him are Saint Alban (300), Willibald (700), Richard Williamson (1940), Barbara West (1911), Joseph Butler (1692), and Charles Wesley (1707). After him are Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (1516), Agnes Baden-Powell (1858), George Cruikshank (1792), Richard de Bury (1287), Willehad (735), and Richard Hooker (1554).