Norbert of Xanten

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Norbert of Xanten (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 136,639 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Norbert of Xanten is the 575th most popular religious figure (down from 528th in 2019), the 550th most popular biography from Germany (down from 69th in 2019) and the 14th 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 575 out of 2,272Before him are James, brother of Jesus, Pope Donus, Pope Stephen VI, Charles Taze Russell, Pope Theodore I, and Pope Leo VII. After him are Pope Damasus II, Nichiren, Epiphanius of Salamis, Dōgen, Charles de Foucauld, and Saint Menas.

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Among people born in 1080, Norbert of Xanten ranks 4Before him are Pope Eugene III, Avempace, and Suger. After him are Isidore the Laborer, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, Matilda of Scotland, Sanai, Raymond du Puy, Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, and Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan. Among people deceased in 1134, Norbert of Xanten ranks 1After him are Alfonso the Battler, Magnus I of Sweden, Robert Curthose, Irene of Hungary, Niels, King of Denmark, and Stephen Harding.

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Among people born in Germany, Norbert of Xanten ranks 550 out of 5,289Before him are Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Theodor Schwann (1810), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Heinrich Brüning (1885), Werner Mölders (1913), and Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884). After him are Pope Damasus II (1000), Otto Günsche (1917), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (1792), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), and Wolfgang Petersen (1941).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Norbert of Xanten ranks 14Before him are Pope Clement II (1005), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Pope Victor II (1018), and Rabanus Maurus (780). After him are Pope Damasus II (1000), Johann Tetzel (1460), Margot Frank (1926), Therese Neumann (1898), Gertrude the Great (1256), and Albert of Brandenburg (1490).