Bridget of Sweden

1303 - 1373

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Bridget of Sweden (c. 1303 – 23 July 1373); born as Birgitta Birgersdotter, also Birgitta of Vadstena, or Saint Birgitta (Swedish: heliga Birgitta), was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband of twenty years. Outside Sweden, she was also known as the Princess of Nericia and was the mother of Catherine of Vadstena. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bridget of Sweden has received more than 491,945 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Bridget of Sweden is the 129th most popular religious figure, the 17th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Religious Figure.

Bridget of Sweden is most famous for founding a convent in Vadstena, Sweden.

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Among religious figures, Bridget of Sweden ranks 129 out of 2,272Before her are Pope John XXII, Pope Leo XII, Anselm of Canterbury, Pope Gregory IX, Pope Clement VIII, and Pope Benedict XIV. After her are Barnabas, Pope Paul V, Miriam, Pope Leo I, Pope Gregory XII, and Pope Sixtus V.

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Among people born in 1303, Bridget of Sweden ranks 1After her is Giovanni Dolfin. Among people deceased in 1373, Bridget of Sweden ranks 1After her are Ibn Kathir, Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre, Ivan Stephen of Bulgaria, and Andrew Corsini.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Bridget of Sweden ranks 17 out of 1,296Before her are Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Ingrid Bergman (1915), August Strindberg (1849), and Greta Garbo (1905). After her are Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Max von Sydow (1929), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), and Svante Arrhenius (1859).


Among religious figures born in Sweden, Bridget of Sweden ranks 1After her are Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Olaus Magnus (1490), Nathan Söderblom (1866), Catherine of Vadstena (1331), Lars Levi Laestadius (1800), Johannes Magnus (1488), Laurentius Petri (1499), Gustav Trolle (1488), Elizabeth Hesselblad (1870), Ulf Ekman (1950), and Eva Brunne (1954).