Jean Mabillon

1632 - 1707

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Dom Jean Mabillon, O.S.B., (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 59,546 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Jean Mabillon is the 780th most popular religious figure (down from 692nd in 2019), the 1,180th most popular biography from France (down from 952nd 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 780 out of 2,272Before him are Anastasius of Persia, Rashid Rida, Gertrude of Nivelles, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Fatimah bint Asad, and Julia Pastrana. After him are A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, József Mindszenty, Anna Göldi, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Mahavatar Babaji, and Medardus.

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Among people born in 1632, Jean Mabillon ranks 9Before him are Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Christopher Wren, Samuel von Pufendorf, and Maria Leopoldine of Austria. After him are Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, Adam Frans van der Meulen, Feodosia Morozova, Rahman Baba, and Giovanni Battista Vitali. Among people deceased in 1707, Jean Mabillon ranks 6Before him are Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Dieterich Buxtehude, Aurangzeb, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, and Ahmad Khani. After him are Shitao, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Christoph Cellarius, Johann Christoph Denner, Jeremiah Clarke, and Zheng Keshuang.

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Among people born in France, Jean Mabillon ranks 1,180 out of 5,234Before him are Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary (1158), Cléo de Mérode (1875), Dominique Jean Larrey (1766), François Rude (1784), and Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans (1753). After him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), Jeanne d'Évreux (1310), Claude, Duke of Guise (1496), André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766), and Isabella of Valois (1389).


Among religious figures born in France, Jean Mabillon ranks 53Before him are Saint Remigius (437), William of Gellone (750), Louise de Marillac (1591), Jean-Louis Tauran (1943), La Voisin (1640), and Philipp Spener (1635). After him are Medardus (470), Saint Eligius (588), Leonard of Noblac (496), Thibaud Gaudin (1229), Roger Etchegaray (1922), and Antipope Gregory VIII (1100).