Gertrude of Nivelles

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Gertrude of Nivelles, OSB (also spelled Geretrude, Geretrudis, Gertrud; c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gertrude of Nivelles has received more than 529,790 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Gertrude of Nivelles is the 708th most popular religious figure (up from 728th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 108th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Religious Figure.

Gertrude of Nivelles is most famous for being the patron saint of pregnant women.

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Among religious figures, Gertrude of Nivelles ranks 708 out of 3,187Before her are Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Abdullah ibn Salam, Epiphanius of Salamis, Thomas Wolsey, Émile Benveniste, and Johann Tetzel. After her are Athenagoras I of Constantinople, John of God, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Hillel the Elder, Lucile Randon, and Atiśa.

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Among people born in 626, Gertrude of Nivelles ranks 3Before her are Husayn ibn Ali, and Zaynab bint Ali. After her are Emperor Tenji, Munmu of Silla, Rodoald, Balthild of Chelles, and Eanflæd. Among people deceased in 659, Gertrude of Nivelles ranks 1After her is Suhayb ar-Rumi.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Gertrude of Nivelles ranks 96 out of 1,190Before her are Hubert van Eyck (1366), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), Auguste Beernaert (1829), Jean-Marie Pfaff (1953), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), and Anne of France (1461). After her are Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Marie José of Belgium (1906), Joachim Patinir (1480), Justus Lipsius (1547), and Philippe de Champaigne (1602).


Among religious figures born in Belgium, Gertrude of Nivelles ranks 2Before her are Father Damien (1840). After her are Bavo of Ghent (589), Gudula (646), Begga (615), Lutgardis (1182), Clemens August of Bavaria (1700), Adalard of Corbie (751), Juliana of Liège (1193), Rimbert (830), William of St-Thierry (1085), and Edward Schillebeeckx (1914).