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Norbert of Xanten

1080 - 1134

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Norbert of Xanten, O. Praem (c. 1075 – 6 June 1134) (Xanten-Magdeburg), also known as Norbert Gennep, was a bishop of the Catholic Church, founder of the Premonstratensian order of canons regular, and is venerated as a saint. Norbert was canonized by Pope Gregory XIII in the year 1582, and his statue appears above the Piazza colonnade of St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norbert of Xanten has received more than 191,669 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Norbert of Xanten is the 628th most popular religious figure (down from 574th in 2019), the 602nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 550th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Religious Figure.

Norbert of Xanten is most famous for founding the Premonstratensian order of canons regular, a monastic order.

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Among religious figures, Norbert of Xanten ranks 628 out of 2,238Before him are Mahavatar Babaji, Eli, Victor of Aveyron, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Columbanus, and Holofernes. After him are Margot Frank, Huineng, Peter Lombard, Epiphanius of Salamis, Isaac Luria, and Charles Taze Russell.

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Among people born in 1080, Norbert of Xanten ranks 4Before him are Pope Eugene III, Suger, and Avempace. After him are Isidore the Laborer, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, Matilda of Scotland, Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, Margaret Fredkulla, Sanai, and Raymond du Puy. Among people deceased in 1134, Norbert of Xanten ranks 2Before him is Robert Curthose. After him are Alfonso the Battler, Niels, King of Denmark, Irene of Hungary, Magnus I of Sweden, and Stephen Harding.

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Among people born in Germany, Norbert of Xanten ranks 602 out of 6,142Before him are Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801), Werner Sombart (1863), Edith Frank (1900), Georg Büchner (1813), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), and Bruno Bauer (1809). After him are Margot Frank (1926), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Polykarp Kusch (1911), August Schleicher (1821), Jürgen Stroop (1895), and Rudolf Bultmann (1884).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Norbert of Xanten ranks 15Before him are Pope Damasus II (1000), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rabanus Maurus (780), and Pope Victor II (1018). After him are Margot Frank (1926), Gertrude the Great (1256), Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), and Bruno of Querfurt (970).