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Januarius ( JAN-yoo-AIR-ee-əs; Latin: Ianuarius; Neapolitan and Italian: Gennaro), also known as Januarius I of Benevento, was Bishop of Benevento and is a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Januarius has received more than 415,011 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Januarius is the 502nd most popular religious figure (down from 404th in 2019), the 617th most popular biography from Italy (down from 483rd in 2019) and the 223rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

JANUARIUS is the shortest month of the year. It is also the coldest month of the year.

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Among religious figures, Januarius ranks 502 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Anastasius IV, Mary of Egypt, William Laud, Abdullah ibn Umar, Pope Nicholas II, and Desmond Tutu. After him are Pope Celestine II, Louis de Montfort, Dominic Savio, Laban, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, and Pontius Pilate's wife.

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Among people born in 272, Januarius ranks 2Before him is Constantine the Great. After him is Fermin. Among people deceased in 305, Januarius ranks 4Before him are Catherine of Alexandria, Agnes of Rome, and Porphyry. After him is Saint Alban.

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Among people born in Italy, Januarius ranks 617 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Adeodatus II (610), Amalasuntha (495), Pope Anastasius IV (1073), Aldus Manutius (1449), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), and Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749). After him are Joanna I of Naples (1326), Pope Celestine II (1100), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Dominic Savio (1842), and Louis II of Italy (825).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Januarius ranks 223Before him are Pope Agapetus II (900), Pope Eugene I (600), Pope Silverius (490), Pope Lucius II (1100), Pope Adeodatus II (610), and Pope Anastasius IV (1073). After him are Pope Celestine II (1100), Dominic Savio (1842), Pope John XVIII (970), Saint Eustace (10), Pope Sergius II (800), and Pope Vigilius (500).