John de Britto

1647 - 1693

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John de Britto, SJ (also spelled Brito; Portuguese: João de Brito), also known as Arul Anandar, (1 March 1647 – 4 February 1693) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr, often called "the Portuguese St Francis Xavier" by Indian Catholics . Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John de Britto has received more than 174,092 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). John de Britto is the 1,637th most popular religious figure (up from 1,676th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Portugal (up from 219th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Portuguese Religious Figure.

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.78

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  • 2.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year John de Britto has had the most page views in the with 30,098 views, followed by Portuguese (8,620), and Tamil (7,051). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (77.65%), Swahili (43.19%), and Czech (43.15%)


Among religious figures, John de Britto ranks 1,637 out of 3,187Before him are Gan Ji, Simon Kimbangu, Saint Faith, Jeanne de Lestonnac, Saint Domnius, and Gershom ben Judah. After him are Stephen Pongracz, Quirinus of Sescia, Bartolomé Carranza, Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, Soga no Umako, and Alids.

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Among people born in 1647, John de Britto ranks 13Before him are Suleiman of Persia, Giovanni Ceva, Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Elisabeth Hevelius, Constantine Phaulkon, and William Louis, Duke of Württemberg. After him are Petter Dass, Giovanni II Cornaro, and John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Among people deceased in 1693, John de Britto ranks 12Before him are Ihara Saikaku, Nicolaes Maes, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and Elisabeth Hevelius. After him are Laurent Cassegrain, Maria van Oosterwijck, Johann Caspar Kerll, Willem van de Velde the Elder, Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, and Flavio Chigi.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, John de Britto ranks 207 out of 633Before him are Teodósio II, Duke of Braganza (1568), José Sócrates (1957), Infanta Benedita of Portugal (1746), Duarte Pacheco Pereira (1460), Infanta Ana de Jesus Maria of Braganza (1806), and Nuno Gomes (1976). After him are Nani (1986), Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Aragon (1328), Nuno Tristão (1500), Pauleta (1973), Fernando II, Duke of Braganza (1430), and Jorge Álvares (1401).


Among religious figures born in Portugal, John de Britto ranks 10Before him are John of God (1495), Cristóvão Ferreira (1580), Beatrice of Silva (1424), Alexandrina of Balazar (1904), José Saraiva Martins (1932), and Pelagio Galvani (1165). After him are Manuel Clemente (1948), Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938), António de Andrade (1580), John of Biclaro (540), José Policarpo (1936), and Simão Rodrigues (1510).