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Bruno of Cologne

1030 - 1101

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Bruno of Cologne, O.Cart. (German: Bruno von Köln, Italian: Bruno di Colonia;c. 1030 – 6 October 1101), venerated as Saint Bruno, was the founder of the Carthusian Order. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno of Cologne has received more than 242,536 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Bruno of Cologne is the 448th most popular religious figure (up from 467th in 2019), the 364th most popular biography from Germany (up from 415th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Religious Figure.

Bruno of cologne is most famous for being the first fragrance to use aldehydes.

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Among religious figures, Bruno of Cologne ranks 448 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Innocent I, Philomena, Pope Sabinian, Pope Stephen II, Anastasia of Sirmium, and Hugues de Payens. After him are Theodore of Amasea, Pope Telesphorus, Pope John III, Pope Zephyrinus, Tollund Man, and Pope Stephen VIII.

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Among people born in 1030, Bruno of Cologne ranks 2Before him is Romanos IV Diogenes. After him are Vsevolod I of Kiev, Emund the Old, Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Stenkil, Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders, Anna Dalassene, Lulach, Gertrude of Saxony, Sigebert of Gembloux, and Conan II, Duke of Brittany. Among people deceased in 1101, Bruno of Cologne ranks 2Before him is Mahmud al-Kashgari. After him are Roger I of Sicily, John Skylitzes, Su Shi, Hugh, Count of Vermandois, Su Song, Conrad II of Italy, Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, Urraca of Zamora, Akka Mahadevi, and Emperor Daozong of Liao.

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Among people born in Germany, Bruno of Cologne ranks 364 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Werner Herzog (1942), Gregor Strasser (1892), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), and Paul Hausser (1880). After him are Theodor Heuss (1884), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Chlodio (393), Peter Behrens (1868), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), and Max Bruch (1838).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Bruno of Cologne ranks 11Before him are Ambrose (340), Pope Joan (null), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Pope Clement II (1005), Pope Damasus II (1000), and Thomas à Kempis (1380). After him are Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rabanus Maurus (780), Pope Victor II (1018), Norbert of Xanten (1080), Margot Frank (1926), and Gertrude the Great (1256).