Geert Groote

1340 - 1384

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Gerard Groote (October 1340 – 20 August 1384), otherwise Gerrit or Gerhard Groet, in Latin Gerardus Magnus, was a Dutch Catholic deacon, who was a popular preacher and the founder of the Brethren of the Common Life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geert Groote has received more than 81,096 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Geert Groote is the 1,149th most popular religious figure (down from 1,077th in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 236th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Geert Groote ranks 1,149 out of 2,238Before him are Didacus of Alcalá, John IV of Constantinople, Nimatullah Kassab, Beatrice of Silva, Marie Laveau, and Antipope Victor IV. After him are Adam Rainer, Roberto Calvi, Angelus of Jerusalem, Peter the Venerable, Maria Domenica Mazzarello, and Lucifer of Cagliari.

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Among people born in 1340, Geert Groote ranks 9Before him are Haakon VI of Norway, Albert, King of Sweden, John, Duke of Berry, Claus Sluter, Theophanes the Greek, and Hasdai Crescas. After him are Nicholas Tavelic, Eleanor of Arborea, Stephen of Perm, Jacopo da Bologna, Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, and Margaret Drummond, Queen of Scotland. Among people deceased in 1384, Geert Groote ranks 4Before him are John Wycliffe, Louis I, Duke of Anjou, and Louis II, Count of Flanders. After him are Joan, Duchess of Brittany, Beatrice Regina della Scala, Magnus I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Thomas Preljubović.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Geert Groote ranks 252 out of 1,427Before him are Jacobus Oud (1890), Jan de Bont (1943), Antonie Pannekoek (1873), Carel Struycken (1948), Pieter van der Aa (1659), and Willem Blaeu (1571). After him are Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), Dick Bruna (1927), Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576), Balthasar van der Ast (1593), Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (1597), and William I, Count of Hainaut (1287).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Netherlands

Among religious figures born in Netherlands, Geert Groote ranks 6Before him are Pope Adrian VI (1459), Menno Simons (1496), Lambert of Maastricht (635), John of Leiden (1509), and Lidwina (1380). After him are Wim Hof (1959), Ludger (742), Johannes Willebrands (1909), Peter Hans Kolvenbach (1928), Adrianus Johannes Simonis (1931), and Balthasar Bekker (1634).