Gertrude the Great

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Gertrude the Great, OSB (or Saint Gertrude of Helfta; Italian: Santa Gertrude, German: Gertrud die Große von Helfta, Latin: Sancta Gertrudis; January 6, 1256 – November 17, 1302) was a German Benedictine nun and mystic from the monastery of Helfta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gertrude the Great has received more than 545,641 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Gertrude the Great is the 700th most popular religious figure (down from 689th in 2019), the 680th most popular biography from Germany (down from 676th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Religious Figure.

Gertrude the Great is most famous for being a psychic, clairvoyant, and astrologer. She also wrote a book called "Psychic Secrets Revealed."

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Among religious figures, Gertrude the Great ranks 700 out of 3,187Before her are Abe no Seimei, Scholastica, 6th Dalai Lama, Pancras of Rome, Lydia of Thyatira, and Martin de Porres. After her are Antipas of Pergamum, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Abdullah ibn Salam, Epiphanius of Salamis, Thomas Wolsey, and Émile Benveniste.

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Among people born in 1256, Gertrude the Great ranks 2Before her is Robert, Count of Clermont. After her are Henryk IV Probus, Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi, Catherine of Hungary, Queen of Serbia, Henry I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, and Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos. Among people deceased in 1302, Gertrude the Great ranks 3Before her are Cimabue, and Arnolfo di Cambio. After her are Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon, Valdemar, King of Sweden, Robert II, Count of Artois, Muhammad II of Granada, Al-Hakim I, Blanche of Artois, Yolande of Aragon, Duchess of Calabria, and Henry III, Count of Bar.

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Among people born in Germany, Gertrude the Great ranks 680 out of 7,253Before her are Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Ernst Mayr (1904), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), and Jürgen Stroop (1895). After her are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Hugo Ball (1886), Hans Morgenthau (1904), Rudolf Otto (1869), and George V of Hanover (1819).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Gertrude the Great ranks 15Before her are Pope Clement II (1005), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Pope Victor II (1018), Rabanus Maurus (780), and Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774). After her are Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), Bruno of Querfurt (970), Margot Frank (1926), and Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700).