Oswald of Northumbria

604 - 642

Oswald of Northumbria

Oswald (Old English pronunciation: [ˈoːz.wɑɫd]; c 604 – 5 August 641/642) was King of Northumbria from 634 until his death, and is venerated as a saint, of whom there was a particular cult in the Middle Ages.Oswald was the son of Æthelfrith of Bernicia and came to rule after spending a period in exile. After defeating the British ruler Cadwallon ap Cadfan, Oswald brought the two Northumbrian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira once again under a single ruler, and promoted the spread of Christianity in Northumbria. He was given a strongly positive assessment by the historian Bede, writing a little less than a century after Oswald's death, who regarded Oswald as a saintly king; it is also Bede who is the main source for present-day historical knowledge of Oswald. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oswald of Northumbria has received more than 318,715 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,157th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Oswald of Northumbria ranks 1,154 out of 2,001Before him are Joseph II of Constantinople, Bernardin Gantin, William M. Branham, Ercole Consalvi, Stachys the Apostle, and Jozef Tomko. After him are Peter Bartholomew, Pope Avilius of Alexandria, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Ivo of Chartres, Alexander Schmorell, and Peter Chanel.

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Among people born in 604, Oswald of Northumbria ranks 4Before him are Fatimah, Songtsen Gampo, and Muyeol of Silla.  Among people deceased in 642, Oswald of Northumbria ranks 5Before him are Khalid ibn al-Walid, Bilal ibn Rabah, Pope John IV, and Tulga. After him are Cynegils and Domnall Brecc.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Oswald of Northumbria ranks 1,408 out of 5,347Before him are Rod Evans (1947), Chris Martin (1977), Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770), Christopher Isherwood (1904), Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774), and Robert Blake (1599). After him are Blanche of Lancaster (1345), Joe Davis (1901), Kenneth Grahame (1859), Alan Stacey (1933), Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), and Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930).

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Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Oswald of Northumbria ranks 34Before him are Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (1854), Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854), Gildas (500), Reginald Pole (1500), Catherine Eddowes (1842), and Keith O'Brien (1938). After him are John Ball (1338), Elizabeth Blount (1500), Saint David (512), John Nelson Darby (1800), Malo (487), and Agnes Baden-Powell (1858).

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