Gottschalk of Orbais

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Gottschalk of Orbais (Latin: Godescalc, Gotteschalchus) of Orbais (c. 808 – 30 October 868 AD) was a Saxon theologian, monk and poet. Gottschalk was an early advocate for the doctrine of two-fold predestination, an issue that ripped through both Italy and Francia from 848 into the 850's and 860's. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottschalk of Orbais has received more than 47,365 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Gottschalk of Orbais is the 2,022nd most popular writer (up from 2,089th in 2019), the 2,064th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,891st in 2019) and the 133rd most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Gottschalk of Orbais ranks 2,022 out of 5,794Before him are Maurice Sendak, Nelson Algren, Gaston Paris, Matthew Arnold, James M. Cain, and Eliza Orzeszkowa. After him are Julian Tuwim, Neil Postman, Oscar Milosz, Ahad Ha'am, Elizabeth Siddal, and Margaret Fuller.

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Among people born in 805, Gottschalk of Orbais ranks 2Before him is Liudolf, Duke of Saxony. After him are Sunifred, Count of Barcelona, Vlastimir, Lupus Servatus, and Guy I of Spoleto. Among people deceased in 869, Gottschalk of Orbais ranks 5Before him are Lothair II, Ermentrude of Orléans, Al-Mu'tazz, and Edmund the Martyr.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gottschalk of Orbais ranks 2,064 out of 5,289Before him are Violante Beatrice of Bavaria (1673), Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony (1757), Uta Hagen (1919), Benno (1010), Jürgen Kohler (1965), and Johannes Oecolampadius (1482). After him are Christian II, Elector of Saxony (1583), Peter Henlein (1479), Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (1614), Manfred Kaltz (1953), Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1667), and Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel (1809).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Gottschalk of Orbais ranks 133Before him are Ludwig Börne (1786), Joachim Neander (1650), Wieland Wagner (1917), Jakub Bart-Ćišinski (1856), Berthold Auerbach (1812), and Ludwig Uhland (1787). After him are Günter Wallraff (1942), Fred Uhlman (1901), Gustav Schwab (1792), Marianne Weber (1870), Ernst von Salomon (1902), and Yehuda Amichai (1924).