Jean Mabillon

1632 - 1707

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Dom Jean Mabillon, O.S.B., (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ mabijɔ̃]; 23 November 1632 – 27 December 1707) was a French Benedictine monk and scholar of the Congregation of Saint Maur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Mabillon has received more than 87,455 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Mabillon is the 781st most popular religious figure (up from 820th in 2019), the 1,057th most popular biography from France (up from 1,169th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular French Religious Figure.

Jean Mabillon is most famous for his work in the study of medieval manuscripts. He wrote a book called De Re Diplomatica, which was a study of medieval documents.

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Among religious figures, Jean Mabillon ranks 781 out of 3,187Before him are Gerard of Csanád, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Giovanni Battista Re, Nectarios of Aegina, and Hemma of Gurk. After him are József Mindszenty, Expeditus, Philip the Evangelist, Robert de Sorbon, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, and Ubayy ibn Ka'b.

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Among people born in 1632, Jean Mabillon ranks 8Before him are Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Samuel von Pufendorf, and Christopher Wren. After him are Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, Adam Frans van der Meulen, Phetracha, and Francesco Provenzale. Among people deceased in 1707, Jean Mabillon ranks 6Before him are Dieterich Buxtehude, Aurangzeb, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, and Ahmad Khani. After him are Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Shitao, Christoph Cellarius, Johann Patkul, Willem van de Velde the Younger, and Johann Christoph Denner.

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Among people born in France, Jean Mabillon ranks 1,057 out of 6,770Before him are Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Judith of Bavaria (797), Albert Marquet (1875), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Léon Jouhaux (1879), and Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771). After him are Maurice Ronet (1927), Léon Bonnat (1833), Richard Avenarius (1843), Richard III, Duke of Normandy (1001), Robert de Sorbon (1201), and Aimery of Cyprus (1172).


Among religious figures born in France, Jean Mabillon ranks 53Before him are Célestin Freinet (1896), Lucile Randon (1904), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), Saint Eligius (588), Martin Bucer (1491), and Leonard of Noblac (496). After him are Robert de Sorbon (1201), Odile of Alsace (662), Antipope Gregory VIII (1100), Arnulf of Metz (582), Jean-Louis Tauran (1943), and Louise de Marillac (1591).