Ivo of Kermartin

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Ivo of Kermartin, T.O.S.F. (17 October 1253 – 19 May 1303), also known Yvo, Yves, or Ives (and in Breton as Erwan, Iwan, Youenn or Eozenn, depending on the region, and known as Yves Hélory (also Helori or Heloury) in French), was a parish priest among the poor of Louannec, the only one of his station to be canonized in the Middle Ages. He is the patron of Brittany, lawyers and abandoned children. His feast day is 19 May. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivo of Kermartin has received more than 163,070 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ivo of Kermartin is the 656th most popular religious figure (up from 663rd in 2019), the 864th most popular biography from France (up from 897th in 2019) and the 44th most popular French Religious Figure.

Ivo of Kermartin is most famous for his poem "The Song of Roland" which is a medieval epic poem.

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Among religious figures, Ivo of Kermartin ranks 656 out of 2,272Before him are Muadh ibn Jabal, Hannah, Eulalia of Mérida, Karmapa, Papias of Hierapolis, and Émile Benveniste. After him are Isaac of Nineveh, Evagrius Ponticus, John Henry Newman, Cornelius the Centurion, Silas, and Erasmus of Formia.

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Among people born in 1253, Ivo of Kermartin ranks 3Before him are Amir Khusrow and Stefan Milutin. After him are Stefan Dragutin and Theodora of Trebizond. Among people deceased in 1303, Ivo of Kermartin ranks 2Before him is Pope Boniface VIII. After him are Daniel of Moscow, Elizabeth of Sicily, Queen of Hungary, Kayqubad III, Ivan Asen III of Bulgaria, Beatrice of Castile, and Rani Padmini.

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Among people born in France, Ivo of Kermartin ranks 864 out of 5,234Before him are Jules Grévy (1807), Antoine Galland (1646), René Lalique (1860), Hubert de Givenchy (1927), Georges Couthon (1755), and John, Duke of Berry (1340). After him are Émile Borel (1871), Joan the Lame (1293), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), Lorin Maazel (1930), Simon Vouet (1590), and Dagobert II (650).


Among religious figures born in France, Ivo of Kermartin ranks 44Before him are Clotilde (475), Charles de Foucauld (1858), Pope Stephen IX (1020), Célestin Freinet (1896), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), and Catherine Labouré (1806). After him are Robert of Molesme (1024), Martin Bucer (1491), Saint Remigius (437), William of Gellone (750), Louise de Marillac (1591), and Jean-Louis Tauran (1943).