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Brigid of Kildare

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Saint Brigid of Kildare or Saint Brigid of Ireland (Irish: Naomh Bríd; Classical Gaelic: Brighid; Latin: Brigida; c. 451 – 525) is the patroness saint (or 'mother saint') of Ireland, and one of its three national saints along with Patrick and Columba. According to medieval Irish hagiographies, she was an abbess who founded the important abbey of Kildare (Cill Dara), as well as several other convents of nuns. There are few historical facts about her, and her hagiographies are mainly anecdotes and miracle tales, some of which are rooted in pagan folklore. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brigid of Kildare has received more than 1,312,190 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Brigid of Kildare is the 1,124th most popular religious figure (down from 1,081st in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 67th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Brigid of Kildare ranks 1,124 out of 2,238Before her are Robert Estienne, Leonardo Sandri, Lutgardis, Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, and Begga. After her are Lidwina, Ulrich of Augsburg, Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Junípero Serra, and Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria.

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Among people born in 451, Brigid of Kildare ranks 1 Among people deceased in 525, Brigid of Kildare ranks 2Before her is Boethius.

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Among people born in Ireland, Brigid of Kildare ranks 64 out of 501Before her are Colin Farrell (1976), Christy Brown (1932), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), James Ussher (1581), George Francis FitzGerald (1851), and William C. Campbell (1930). After her are Brian Cowen (1960), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), Brian Boru (941), Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Mary Robinson (1944), and Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810).


Among religious figures born in Ireland, Brigid of Kildare ranks 5Before her are Columbanus (540), Brendan (484), Columba (521), and Mary Jane Kelly (1863). After her are Kevin Farrell (1947), Saint Kilian (640), Saint Fiacre (607), Dymphna (700), Kevin of Glendalough (498), Coloman of Stockerau (1000), and Catald (700).