Faustina Kowalska

1905 - 1938

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Maria Faustyna Kowalska, OLM (born Helena Kowalska; 25 August 1905 – 5 October 1938), also known as Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament, was a Polish Catholic religious sister and mystic. Faustyna, popularly spelled "Faustina", had apparitions of Jesus Christ which inspired the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Secretary of Divine Mercy". Throughout her life, Kowalska reported having visions of Jesus and conversations with him, which she noted in her diary, later published as The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Faustina Kowalska has received more than 1,513,077 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Faustina Kowalska is the 392nd most popular religious figure (down from 373rd in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Poland (down from 64th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Religious Figure.

Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun and mystic who claimed to have seen a vision of Jesus Christ. She was canonized by the Catholic Church in 2000.

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Over the past year Faustina Kowalska has had the most page views in the with 206,061 views, followed by Polish (142,293), and Spanish (100,061). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Irish (75.31%), Catalan (70.70%), and Breton (55.05%)


Among religious figures, Faustina Kowalska ranks 392 out of 3,187Before her are Pope Benedict II, John Vianney, Pope Nicholas III, Pope Benedict VI, Gregory the Illuminator, and Pope Lando. After her are Pope Paul I, Pope Nicholas IV, Pope Gregory II, 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf, Pope Symmachus, and Fethullah Gülen.

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Among people born in 1905, Faustina Kowalska ranks 13Before her are Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Christian Dior, and Carl David Anderson. After her are Mikhail Sholokhov, Astrid of Sweden, Vasily Grossman, Maria von Trapp, Felix Bloch, and Arthur Koestler. Among people deceased in 1938, Faustina Kowalska ranks 12Before her are Konstantin Stanislavski, Nikolai Bukharin, Kanō Jigorō, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Béla Kun. After her are Karl Kautsky, Alexei Rykov, Suzanne Valadon, Genrikh Yagoda, Carl von Ossietzky, and Robert Johnson.

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Among people born in Poland, Faustina Kowalska ranks 66 out of 1,694Before her are Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Albert A. Michelson (1852), and Emanuel Lasker (1868). After her are John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Walther Nernst (1864), Gustav Fechner (1801), and Marie Walewska (1786).


Among religious figures born in Poland, Faustina Kowalska ranks 3Before her are Pope John Paul II (1920), and Maximilian Kolbe (1894). After her are Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Saint Casimir (1458), Angelus Silesius (1624), Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), Itzhak Stern (1901), Hyacinth of Poland (1185), Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947), and Stefan Wyszyński (1901).