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Bruno of Querfurt

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Bruno of Querfurt (c. 974 – 14 February or 9/14 March 1009), also known as Brun and Boniface, was a Christian missionary bishop and martyr, who was beheaded near the border of Kievan Rus and Lithuania for trying to spread Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno of Querfurt has received more than 65,743 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Bruno of Querfurt is the 754th most popular religious figure (up from 823rd in 2019), the 889th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,073rd in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Religious Figure.

Bruno of Querfurt is most famous for being the first to translate the Bible into the Old High German language.

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Among religious figures, Bruno of Querfurt ranks 754 out of 2,238Before him are Albert of Brandenburg, Brendan, Arnulf of Metz, Mary of Bethany, Lucile Randon, and Saint Susanna. After him are Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia, Gemma Galgani, Mikao Usui, Abdullah ibn Saba', Sun Myung Moon, and William of Gellone.

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Among people born in 970, Bruno of Querfurt ranks 4Before him are Leif Erikson, Pope Sergius IV, and Pope John XVIII. After him are Fulk III, Count of Anjou, Oldřich, Duke of Bohemia, Otto, Duke of Lower Lorraine, Al-Sharif al-Radi, Conrad I, Duke of Carinthia, and Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. Among people deceased in 1009, Bruno of Querfurt ranks 2Before him is Pope John XVIII. After him are Mokjong of Goryeo, Ibn Yunus, Pietro II Orseolo, and Tilopa.

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Among people born in Germany, Bruno of Querfurt ranks 889 out of 6,142Before him are Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842), Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778), Marie d'Agoult (1805), Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1800), Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1505), and Christoph Martin Wieland (1733). After him are Wied, Prince of Albania (1876), Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927), Frei Otto (1925), Gottlob Berger (1896), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), and Günther Rall (1918).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Bruno of Querfurt ranks 21Before him are Norbert of Xanten (1080), Margot Frank (1926), Gertrude the Great (1256), Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), and Albert of Brandenburg (1490). After him are Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), Conrad Schumann (1942), Barbara Blomberg (1527), Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Severinus of Noricum (410), and Gotthard of Hildesheim (960).