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Jane Frances de Chantal

1572 - 1641

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Jane Frances de Chantal, VHM (born Jeanne-Françoise Frémyot, Baroness of Chantal; 28 January 1572 – 13 December 1641) was a French Catholic noble widow and nun who was beatified in 1751 and canonized in 1767. She founded the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Frances de Chantal has received more than 318,358 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jane Frances de Chantal is the 854th most popular religious figure (up from 860th in 2019), the 1,213th most popular biography from France (up from 1,332nd in 2019) and the 61st most popular French Religious Figure.

Jane Frances de Chantal was a nun and founder of the Society of the Visitation. She is most famous for her work with the sick and poor.

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Among religious figures, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 854 out of 2,238Before her are Simeon of Jerusalem, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Zeno of Verona, Columba, Theodore Stratelates, and Abd Manaf ibn Qusai. After her are Thibaud Gaudin, Andrew Kim Taegon, Peter of Alcantara, Saturnin, Nicholas of Flüe, and Charalambos.

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Among people born in 1572, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 7Before her are Johann Bayer, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, John Donne, Cornelis Drebbel, Sigismund Báthory, and Ben Jonson. After her are Cyril Lucaris, Izumo no Okuni, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Marie Elisabeth of France, and Fakhr al-Din II. Among people deceased in 1641, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 6Before her are Anthony van Dyck, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Domenichino, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, and Thomas Mun. After her are George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Jan Janszoon, Jeremiah Horrocks, Johan Banér, and Hedwig of Denmark.

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Among people born in France, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 1,213 out of 6,011Before her are Lúcio Costa (1902), Paul Sérusier (1864), Jean Bart (1650), Guy, Count of Flanders (1226), Walter Sans Avoir (1050), and Samy Naceri (1961). After her are Karim Benzema (1987), Thibaud Gaudin (1229), Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767), Jacques Perrin (1941), Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311), and Pepin the Hunchback (770).


Among religious figures born in France, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 61Before her are Lucile Randon (1904), William of Gellone (750), Odile of Alsace (662), Jean-Louis Tauran (1943), Jean Mabillon (1632), and Antipope Gregory VIII (1100). After her are Thibaud Gaudin (1229), Benedict of Aniane (750), Odilo of Cluny (961), Philipp Spener (1635), Lothair II of Italy (1000), and Pierre Cauchon (1371).