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John of Matha

1150 - 1213

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John of Matha, OSST (1160–1213) was a French Catholic priest of and cofounder of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, initially dedicated to ransoming Christians who had been captured by marauders from North Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Matha has received more than 67,136 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John of Matha is the 945th most popular religious figure (up from 1,012th in 2019), the 1,499th most popular biography from France (up from 1,678th in 2019) and the 76th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John of Matha ranks 945 out of 2,238Before him are Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Lars Levi Laestadius, Arnaud Amalric, Scipione Borghese, Khaemweset, and John of Rila. After him are Clemens August Graf von Galen, Felicitas of Rome, 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As, Abu Hudhayfa ibn Utba, Melito of Sardis, and Pietro Parolin.

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Among people born in 1150, John of Matha ranks 13Before him are Canute I of Sweden, Robert IV of Sablé, Roman the Great, Kaykhusraw I, Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, and Leo I, King of Armenia. After him are Antipope Innocent III, Arnold of Torroja, Jacopo Tiepolo, Bonanno Pisano, Peter II of Bulgaria, and Urraca of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1213, John of Matha ranks 4Before him are Tamar of Georgia, Peter II of Aragon, and Muhammad al-Nasir. After him are Gertrude of Merania, Maria of Montpellier, Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, William of Winchester, Lord of Lunenburg, Eleanor, Countess of Vermandois, and Guy of Thouars.

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Among people born in France, John of Matha ranks 1,499 out of 6,011Before him are Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (1326), Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), Roland Topor (1938), William I, Duke of Aquitaine (875), and Sextus Afranius Burrus (1). After him are Alys of France, Countess of Vexin (1160), Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (1489), Bertrade de Montfort (1070), Maurice Bucaille (1920), Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam (1464), and Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (1240).


Among religious figures born in France, John of Matha ranks 76Before him are Valentin Haüy (1745), Roger Etchegaray (1922), William Farel (1489), Sebastian Castellio (1515), Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517), and Arnaud Amalric (1160). After him are Marcabru (1200), Henri de Lubac (1896), Adalbert of Magdeburg (910), Jean-Marie Lustiger (1926), Germain of Paris (496), and Peter Faber (1506).