Jane Frances de Chantal

1572 - 1641

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Jane Frances de Chantal (Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot, Baronne de Chantal; 28 January 1572 – 13 December 1641) is a Catholic saint, who was beatified in 1751 and canonized in 1767. She founded the religious Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary. The order accepted women who were rejected by other orders because of poor health or age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Frances de Chantal has received more than 242,826 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jane Frances de Chantal is the 861st most popular religious figure (down from 850th in 2019), the 1,335th most popular biography from France (down from 1,298th in 2019) and the 67th 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 861 out of 2,272Before her are George Fox, Antipope Innocent III, Antipope Victor IV, John Eudes, Pierre Cauchon, and Theodore of Mopsuestia. After her are Thaïs, John of Leiden, Lawrence of Brindisi, John of Ávila, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and Mary Ann Nichols.

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Among people born in 1572, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 8Before her are Johann Bayer, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ben Jonson, Cornelis Drebbel, Sigismund Báthory, and Cyril Lucaris. After her are Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Izumo no Okuni, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Marie Elisabeth of France, Fakhr al-Din II, and Susenyos I. Among people deceased in 1641, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 7Before her are Anthony van Dyck, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Domenichino, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Thomas Mun, and George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg. After her are Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Johan Banér, Franciscus Gomarus, Pau Claris i Casademunt, Adam van Noort, and Hedwig of Denmark.

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Among people born in France, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 1,335 out of 5,234Before her are Pierre Cauchon (1371), Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès (1753), Xavier de Maistre (1763), Charles, Duke of Mayenne (1554), Laurent Schwartz (1915), and Anthony, Duke of Brabant (1384). After her are Michel Serres (1930), Marine Le Pen (1968), Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (1401), Louis, Count of Vendôme (1376), Sextus Afranius Burrus (1), and Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1284).


Among religious figures born in France, Jane Frances de Chantal ranks 67Before her are Odile of Alsace (662), Benedict of Aniane (750), Robert de Sorbon (1201), Arnulf of Metz (582), John Eudes (1601), and Pierre Cauchon (1371). After her are Humbert of Silva Candida (1000), Arnaud Amalric (1160), William Farel (1489), Sebastian Castellio (1515), Lothair II of Italy (1000), and Hugh of Cluny (1024).