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Bridget of Sweden

1303 - 1373

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bridget of Sweden has received more than 672,035 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Bridget of Sweden is the 173rd most popular religious figure (down from 129th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Sweden (down from 17th 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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  • 670k

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  • 74.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Bridget of Sweden ranks 173 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Gregory XIV, Saint Cecilia, Rachel, Pope Eugene IV, Pope Gregory VIII, and Pope Boniface IX. After her are Pope Clement XIII, Elizabeth of Hungary, Pope Callixtus III, Ānanda, Pope Clement IX, and Mani.

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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, Andrew Corsini, Elisabeth of Bohemia, and Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Bridget of Sweden ranks 21 out of 1,612Before her are Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Ingrid Bergman (1915), August Strindberg (1849), Greta Garbo (1905), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Sigismund III Vasa (1566). After her are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), and Gustaf V of Sweden (1858).


Among religious figures born in Sweden, Bridget of Sweden ranks 1After her are Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Olaus Magnus (1490), Catherine of Vadstena (1331), Nathan Söderblom (1866), Lars Levi Laestadius (1800), Johannes Magnus (1488), Gustav Trolle (1488), Laurentius Petri (1499), Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna (1417), Elizabeth Hesselblad (1870), and Ulf Ekman (1950).