Julian of Norwich

1342 - 1416

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Julian of Norwich (1343 – after 1416), also known as Juliana of Norwich, Dame Julian or Mother Julian, was an English anchoress of the Middle Ages. She wrote the best known surviving book in the English language written by a mystic, Revelations of Divine Love, which is also the earliest surviving book in English known to be written by a woman. Julian lived in the English city of Norwich, an important centre for commerce that also had a vibrant religious life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julian of Norwich has received more than 1,135,572 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Julian of Norwich is the 1,186th most popular religious figure (up from 1,415th in 2019), the 1,448th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,894th in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Julian of Norwich ranks 1,186 out of 2,272Before her are Cassian of Imola, Jakob Ammann, Keith O'Brien, Augustin Bea, John Nelson Darby, and Johannes Magnus. After her are Eulogius of Córdoba, Ludger, Michael Michai Kitbunchu, Pedro Arrupe, Reginald Pole, and Albert Vanhoye.

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Among people born in 1342, Julian of Norwich ranks 7Before her are Philip the Bold, Tokhtamysh, Antipope Clement VII, Jeong Dojeon, Frederick the Simple, and Leo V, King of Armenia. After her are Catherine of Bohemia and Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque. Among people deceased in 1416, Julian of Norwich ranks 4Before her are Ferdinand I of Aragon, Jerome of Prague, and John, Duke of Berry. After her are Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Navarre, Anna of Cilli, and Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Julian of Norwich ranks 1,448 out of 6,924Before her are Peter Vaughan (1923), Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810), Robert Filmer (1588), John Hume (1937), Tom Pryce (1949), and Michael Ventris (1922). After her are Alfonso de Portago (1928), Peter Yates (1929), Jeremy Corbyn (1949), John Blow (1649), Frederick Delius (1862), and Mark Phillips (1948).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Julian of Norwich ranks 36Before her are Reginald Lee (1870), Elizabeth Blount (1500), Roger Deakins (1949), Gildas (500), Keith O'Brien (1938), and John Nelson Darby (1800). After her are Reginald Pole (1500), Oswald of Northumbria (604), Stephen Harding (1059), Cuthbert (635), Rafael Merry del Val (1865), and Stephen Langton (1150).