Marcellin Champagnat

1789 - 1840

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Marcellin Joseph Benedict Champagnat (20 May 1789 – 6 June 1840), also known as Saint Marcellin Champagnat, was born in Le Rosey, village of Marlhes, near St. Etienne (Loire), France. He was the founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of brothers in the Catholic Church devoted to Mary and dedicated to education. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcellin Champagnat has received more than 236,821 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Marcellin Champagnat is the 1,444th most popular religious figure (down from 1,273rd in 2019), the 2,546th most popular biography from France (down from 2,236th in 2019) and the 131st most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Marcellin Champagnat ranks 1,444 out of 2,238Before him are Catherine of Ricci, Angilbert, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Anatolius of Constantinople, Hōnen, and Bernard Francis Law. After him are Meletius IV of Constantinople, Anthony of Kiev, Maurice Bavaud, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, Colette of Corbie, and Modestus of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in 1789, Marcellin Champagnat ranks 19Before him are Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, Maria Szymanowska, Carl Gustav Carus, Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg, John Martin, and Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. After him are Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, Charles Rivière-Hérard, William Cranch Bond, and Silvio Pellico. Among people deceased in 1840, Marcellin Champagnat ranks 24Before him are Beau Brummell, Carl Ludvig Engel, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Pierre Dupont de l'Étang, and Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom. After him are Anne Lister, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Crown Princess of Prussia, Dingane kaSenzangakhona, Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier, Sidney Smith, and Karl Otfried Müller.

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Among people born in France, Marcellin Champagnat ranks 2,546 out of 6,011Before him are Wan Hu (1510), Ernest Duchesne (1874), Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825), Séverine (1948), Jacques Deray (1929), and Léon Boëllmann (1862). After him are Elisabeth of Lorraine (1574), Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697), Joseph Joffo (1931), Odo of Bayeux (1036), Jean-Étienne Championnet (1762), and Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823).


Among religious figures born in France, Marcellin Champagnat ranks 131Before him are Albert Vanhoye (1923), Jacques de Vitry (1170), François de la Chaise (1624), Leodegar (616), Jacques Hamel (1930), and Julie Billiart (1751). After him are Colette of Corbie (1381), Gershom ben Judah (960), Charles Lavigerie (1825), Guillaume Dubois (1656), Fernando Ocáriz Braña (1944), and Alberic of Cîteaux (1001).