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Hugues de Payens

1074 - 1136

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Hugues de Payens or Payns (9 February 1070 – 24 May 1136) was the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugues de Payens has received more than 691,138 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Hugues de Payens is the 447th most popular religious figure (up from 449th in 2019), the 475th most popular biography from France (up from 514th in 2019) and the 25th most popular French Religious Figure.

Hugues de Payens is most famous for being the first Grand Master of the Knights Templar.

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Among religious figures, Hugues de Payens ranks 447 out of 2,238Before him are Musa al-Kadhim, Pope Innocent I, Philomena, Pope Sabinian, Pope Stephen II, and Anastasia of Sirmium. After him are Bruno of Cologne, Theodore of Amasea, Pope Telesphorus, Pope John III, Pope Zephyrinus, and Tollund Man.

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Among people born in 1074, Hugues de Payens ranks 1After him are Joannes Zonaras, Conrad II of Italy, Edgar, King of Scotland, Hugh, Count of Champagne, Al-Hafiz, Constantine Doukas, Gaston IV, Viscount of Béarn, and Maud, Countess of Huntingdon. Among people deceased in 1136, Hugues de Payens ranks 1After him are Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, Harald Gille, and Conrad II, Count of Luxembourg.

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In France

Among people born in France, Hugues de Payens ranks 475 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Le Goff (1924), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), and Karl Brandt (1904). After him are Carlos Gardel (1890), Christine Lagarde (1956), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Aristide Briand (1862), Alfred Kastler (1902), and Emmanuel Macron (1977).


Among religious figures born in France, Hugues de Payens ranks 25Before him are Vincent de Paul (1581), Pope Callixtus II (1065), Pope Urban IV (1185), Pope Martin IV (1220), Pope Innocent V (1225), and Genevieve (423). After him are Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Luigi Lucheni (1873), John Vianney (1786), Rashi (1040), Antipope Clement VII (1342), and Ansgar (801).