Louis de Montfort

1673 - 1716

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Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) was a French Roman Catholic priest and confessor. He was known in his time as a preacher and was made a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI. As well as preaching, Montfort found time to write a number of books which went on to become classic Catholic titles and influenced several popes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis de Montfort has received more than 339,004 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Louis de Montfort is the 504th most popular religious figure (up from 506th in 2019), the 599th most popular biography from France (up from 625th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular French Religious Figure.

Louis de Montfort is most famous for his book True Devotion to Mary. In this book, he discusses the importance of devotion to Mary and how it can help people in their spiritual lives.

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Among religious figures, Louis de Montfort ranks 504 out of 2,272Before him are William Laud, Abdullah ibn Umar, Pope Nicholas II, Desmond Tutu, Januarius, and Pope Celestine II. After him are Dominic Savio, Laban, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pontius Pilate's wife, Josemaría Escrivá, and Victor of Aveyron.

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Among people born in 1673, Louis de Montfort ranks 2Before him is Ahmed III. After him are Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Dimitrie Cantemir, Alessandro Marcello, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, Rosalba Carriera, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Johann Conrad Dippel, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, and Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington. Among people deceased in 1716, Louis de Montfort ranks 2Before him is Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. After him are Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, Engelbert Kaempfer, Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, Tokugawa Ietsugu, Ogata Kōrin, Anthim the Iberian, Roger Cotes, Silahdar Damat Ali Pasha, Giovanni Battista Bassani, and Dorothe Engelbretsdatter.

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Among people born in France, Louis de Montfort ranks 599 out of 5,234Before him are Élisabeth of France (1764), Alfred Werner (1866), Louis Blériot (1872), René Guénon (1886), Mireille Darc (1938), and Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769). After him are Peter IV of Aragon (1319), René Lacoste (1904), Roger I of Sicily (1031), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), and Pasquale Paoli (1725).


Among religious figures born in France, Louis de Montfort ranks 33Before him are Hugues de Payens (1074), Rashi (1040), Genevieve (423), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Ansgar (801), and Pope Nicholas II (990). After him are Victor of Aveyron (1793), Peter Waldo (1140), Luigi Lucheni (1873), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Clotilde (475), and Charles de Foucauld (1858).