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Kevin of Glendalough

498 - 618

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Saint Kevin (modern Irish Caoimhín; Old Irish Cóemgen, Caemgen; Latinized Coemgenus; 498 (reputedly)–3 June 618) is an Irish saint, known as the founder and first abbot of Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kevin of Glendalough has received more than 430,524 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Kevin of Glendalough is the 1,602nd most popular religious figure (down from 1,464th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Ireland (up from 105th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Irish Religious Figure.

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  • 17

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  • 3.70

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  • 2.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Kevin of Glendalough ranks 1,602 out of 2,238Before him are Walter Brandmüller, Hans Tausen, Fouad Twal, Moriteru Ueshiba, Franciszek Macharski, and Melchior Grodziecki. After him are Athanasius I of Constantinople, Joseph Vaz, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Camillo Ruini, Antonio Barberini, and Bartolomé Carranza.

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Among people born in 498, Kevin of Glendalough ranks 3Before him are Chlothar I and Anjang of Goguryeo.  Among people deceased in 618, Kevin of Glendalough ranks 3Before him are Pope Adeodatus I and Yeongyang of Goguryeo.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Kevin of Glendalough ranks 103 out of 501Before him are Saint Fiacre (607), Fiona Shaw (1958), Edward Bransfield (1785), Dymphna (700), Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley (1760), and Turlough O'Carolan (1670). After him are John Ellis (1710), Grace O'Malley (1530), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977), Edward Bruce (1275), G. E. M. Anscombe (1919), and John Flanagan (1873).


Among religious figures born in Ireland, Kevin of Glendalough ranks 10Before him are Mary Jane Kelly (1863), Brigid of Kildare (451), Kevin Farrell (1947), Saint Kilian (640), Saint Fiacre (607), and Dymphna (700). After him are Coloman of Stockerau (1000), Catald (700), Hugh O'Flaherty (1898), Adomnán (624), Finnian of Clonard (470), and Aidan of Lindisfarne (600).