1241 - 1298

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Mechtilde of Hackeborn (1240/1241 – 19 November 1298) was a Saxon Christian saint (from what is now Germany) and a Benedictine nun. She was famous for her musical talents, gifted with a beautiful voice. At the age of 50, Mechtilde went through a grave spiritual crisis, as well as physical suffering. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mechtilde has received more than 77,669 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mechtilde is the 985th most popular religious figure, the 1,441st most popular biography from Germany and the 35th most popular German Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Mechtilde ranks 985 out of 2,272Before her are Paula of Rome, Otto of Bamberg, Ascanio Sforza, Antipope Victor IV, Jacques Paul Migne, and Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam. After her are Raymond Franz, Haran, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Fausto Sozzini, Ilia II of Georgia, and John the Merciful.

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Among people born in 1241, Mechtilde ranks 3Before her are Eleanor of Castile and Alexander III of Scotland. After her are Isabella of France, Queen of Navarre, Vasily of Kostroma, and Leszek II the Black. Among people deceased in 1298, Mechtilde ranks 3Before her are Jacobus da Varagine and Adolf of Germany. After her are Ram Khamhaeng, Yolanda of Poland, Smilets of Bulgaria, Peter John Olivi, Yang Hui, Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, Albert II, Duke of Saxony, and Thoros III, King of Armenia.

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Among people born in Germany, Mechtilde ranks 1,441 out of 5,289Before her are Gottfried August Bürger (1747), Stéphane Hessel (1917), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Franzl Lang (1930), Heidi Klum (1973), and Dagmar of Bohemia (1186). After her are Johann Bernhard Basedow (1723), Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), Arnold Janssen (1837), Christa Ludwig (1928), Matthias Erzberger (1875), and Lothar de Maizière (1940).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Mechtilde ranks 35Before her are Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Johann Eck (1486), Johann Arndt (1555), Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577), Günter Guillaume (1927), and Otto of Bamberg (1060). After her are Arnold Janssen (1837), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Regino of Prüm (842), Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1679), Henry of Latvia (1187), and Saint Afra (300).