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Jacobus da Varagine

1228 - 1298

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Jacobus de Voragine (c. 1230 – 13/16 July 1298) was an Italian chronicler and archbishop of Genoa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacobus da Varagine has received more than 41,776 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jacobus da Varagine is the 593rd most popular religious figure (down from 564th in 2019), the 742nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 707th in 2019) and the 244th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Jacobus da Varagine is most famous for writing the Golden Legend, which is a collection of saints' lives.

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Among religious figures, Jacobus da Varagine ranks 593 out of 2,238Before him are Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Sister Lúcia, Joan Enric Vives Sicília, John Knox, Macarius of Egypt, and Angelus Silesius. After him are Pope Stephen VI, Pope Severinus, Pope Leo VI, William Laud, Nichiren, and Pope Romanus.

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Among people born in 1228, Jacobus da Varagine ranks 2Before him is Conrad IV of Germany. After him are William II of Holland, Leo I of Galicia, Trần Hưng Đạo, and Muhammad I al-Mustansir. Among people deceased in 1298, Jacobus da Varagine ranks 1After him are Adolf of Germany, Mechtilde, Yolanda of Poland, Ram Khamhaeng, Smilets of Bulgaria, Peter John Olivi, Albert II, Duke of Saxony, Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, Yang Hui, and Thoros III, King of Armenia.

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Among people born in Italy, Jacobus da Varagine ranks 742 out of 4,668Before him are Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Gianni Agnelli (1921), Faustina the Younger (125), Beatrice Cenci (1577), Pupienus (170), and Vincenzo Galilei (1520). After him are Pope Stephen VI (850), Andrea Pozzo (1642), Julius Evola (1898), Pope Severinus (600), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), and Pope Leo VI (914).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Jacobus da Varagine ranks 244Before him are Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), Pope Eusebius (250), Pope Vigilius (500), Pope Alexander II (1010), and Pope Theodore II (840). After him are Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Severinus (600), Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Romanus (850), Tarcisius (263), and Pope Stephen V (850).