Faustina Kowalska

1905 - 1938

Faustina Kowalska

Maria Faustyna Kowalska (born Helena Kowalska; 25 August 1905 – 5 October 1938), also known as Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament and popularly spelled Faustina, was a Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic. Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman 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 856,554 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 357th most popular religious figure.

Memorability Metrics

  • 860k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Faustina Kowalskas by language


Among religious figures, Faustina Kowalska ranks 357 out of 2,001Before her are Pope Gregory III, Nathan, Saint Florian, Pope Honorius I, Idris, and Pope Stephen IV. After her are Pope Boniface V, Pope Eugene II, Pope Adrian V, Pope Zephyrinus, Pope John XIX, and Pope Clement III.

Most Popular Religious Figures in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1905, Faustina Kowalska ranks 14Before her are Viktor Frankl, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Greta Garbo, Carl David Anderson, and Mikhail Sholokhov. After her are Astrid of Sweden, Emilio Segrè, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, Marcel Lefebvre, and Raymond Aron. Among people deceased in 1938, Faustina Kowalska ranks 11Before her are Konstantin Stanislavski, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Béla Kun, Nikolai Bukharin, and Karl Kautsky. After her are Robert Johnson, Carl von Ossietzky, Alexei Rykov, Kanō Jigorō, Genrikh Yagoda, and Muhammad Iqbal.

Others Born in 1905

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1938

Go to all Rankings

In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Faustina Kowalska ranks 65 out of 930Before her are Klaus Kinski (1926), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Paul Ehrlich (1854), and Albert A. Michelson (1852). After her are Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Norbert Elias (1897), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), and Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928).


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), Itzhak Stern (1901), Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), Emil Krebs (null), Stefan Wyszyński (1901), and Stanisław Dziwisz (1939).

Religious Figures Born in Poland

Go to all Rankings