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Jerzy Popiełuszko

1947 - 1984

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Jerzy Popiełuszko (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ popʲɛˈwuʂkɔ] born Alfons Popiełuszko; 14 September 1947–19 October 1984) was a Polish Roman Catholic priest who became associated with the opposition Solidarity trade union in communist Poland. He was murdered in 1984 by three agents of Służba Bezpieczeństwa (Security Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs), who were shortly thereafter tried and convicted of the murder. He has been recognized as a martyr by the Catholic Church, and was beatified on 6 June 2010 by Archbishop Angelo Amato on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerzy Popiełuszko has received more than 389,963 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jerzy Popiełuszko is the 1,060th most popular religious figure (up from 1,092nd in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Poland (up from 341st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Polish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Jerzy Popiełuszko ranks 1,060 out of 2,238Before him are Didymus the Blind, Eusebius of Vercelli, Matthew III Csák, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Rose of Viterbo, and Pietro I Orseolo. After him are Zita, Gudula, Fausto Sozzini, Louis of Toulouse, Hudson Taylor, and Ermengarde of Tours.

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Among people born in 1947, Jerzy Popiełuszko ranks 99Before him are Joe Mantegna, Klaus Schulze, Marion Ramsey, Barbara Bach, Edward James Olmos, and Ry Cooder. After him are Youn Yuh-jung, Kazimierz Deyna, Kathrine Switzer, Marc Bolan, Saskia Sassen, and David Byron. Among people deceased in 1984, Jerzy Popiełuszko ranks 56Before him are Hans Speidel, Fikret Amirov, Chaïm Perelman, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Raoul Salan, and Rodrigo Lara. After him are Eduardo De Filippo, Mark W. Clark, Walter Tevis, Marcel Janco, George Gallup, and Yigael Yadin.

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Among people born in Poland, Jerzy Popiełuszko ranks 312 out of 1,454Before him are Henry the Bearded (1163), Casimir Pulaski (1745), Andreas Schlüter (1660), Gunther von Hagens (1945), Siemomysł (922), and Janusz Korwin-Mikke (1942). After him are Kazimierz Deyna (1947), Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of Neuburg (1693), Józef Elsner (1769), Bolesław V the Chaste (1226), Sophie of Pomerania (1498), and Alfred Korzybski (1879).


Among religious figures born in Poland, Jerzy Popiełuszko ranks 11Before him are Saint Casimir (1458), Angelus Silesius (1624), Itzhak Stern (1901), Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), and Stefan Wyszyński (1901). After him are Hyacinth of Poland (1185), Lubomyr Husar (1933), Stanisław Dziwisz (1939), Wolf Messing (1899), Emil Krebs (1867), and Moses Isserles (1520).