Hugues de Payens

1074 - 1136

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Hugues de Payens or Payns (c. 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 462,248 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Hugues de Payens is the 450th most popular religious figure (up from 477th in 2019), the 515th most popular biography from France (up from 556th in 2019) and the 27th 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 450 out of 2,272Before him are 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf, Charbel Makhlouf, Parascheva of the Balkans, Pope John XVII, Eber, and Pope Adrian III. After him are Denis, Pope Sisinnius, Rabbi Akiva, Ahmed Yassin, Eric IX of Sweden, and Pope Miltiades.

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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, Al-Hafiz, Hugh, Count of Champagne, Gaston IV, Viscount of Béarn, and Constantine Doukas. Among people deceased in 1136, Hugues de Payens ranks 1After him are Harald Gille, Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and Conrad II, Count of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in France, Hugues de Payens ranks 515 out of 5,234Before him are Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Allan Kardec (1804), Joseph de Maistre (1753), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), and Paul Barras (1755). After him are Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), Pierre de Marivaux (1688), Pierre Boulez (1925), Henri Barbusse (1873), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), and René Laennec (1781).


Among religious figures born in France, Hugues de Payens ranks 27Before him are Vincent de Paul (1581), Francis de Sales (1567), John Vianney (1786), Pope Innocent V (1225), Peter the Hermit (1050), and Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647). After him are Rashi (1040), Genevieve (423), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Ansgar (801), Pope Nicholas II (990), and Louis de Montfort (1673).