John of Matha

1150 - 1213

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John of Matha (1160–1213) was a Christian saint of the 12th century and founder of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, dedicated to ransoming Christians who had been captured by marauders from North Africa (cf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Matha has received more than 60,484 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. John of Matha is the 1,013th most popular religious figure (down from 889th in 2019), the 1,681st most popular biography from France (down from 1,382nd in 2019) and the 80th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John of Matha ranks 1,013 out of 2,272Before him are Yohanan ben Zakkai, Simon Stock, Meletius of Antioch, Annie Chapman, Henry Benedict Stuart, and Accursius. After him are Ippolito de' Medici, Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Hyacinth of Poland, Impenitent thief, Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, and Raymonde de Laroche.

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Among people born in 1150, John of Matha ranks 14Before him are Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Roman the Great, Antipope Innocent III, Kaykhusraw I, Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, and Leo I, King of Armenia. After him are Arnold of Torroja, Amalric of Bena, Peter II of Bulgaria, Bonanno Pisano, Jacopo Tiepolo, and Stephen Langton. Among people deceased in 1213, John of Matha ranks 6Before him are Tamar of Georgia, Peter II of Aragon, Muhammad al-Nasir, Gertrude of Merania, and Maria of Montpellier. After him are Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī and Guy of Thouars.

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Among people born in France, John of Matha ranks 1,681 out of 5,234Before him are William III, Duke of Aquitaine (910), Guy Hamilton (1922), Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716), Bernard Courtois (1777), Louis Henri, Prince of Condé (1756), and Anne Gonzaga (1616). After him are Otto Meissner (1880), Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758), Tony Garnier (1869), Dominique Venner (1935), Joseph Joubert (1754), and Germaine Dulac (1882).


Among religious figures born in France, John of Matha ranks 80Before him are Odilo of Cluny (961), Peter Faber (1506), Valentin Haüy (1745), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), Maurice de Sully (1110), and Marcabru (1200). After him are Raymonde de Laroche (1882), Yves Congar (1904), Louis of Toulouse (1274), Henri de Lubac (1896), Vincent of Lérins (400), and Jean-Marie Lustiger (1926).