Paul the Deacon

720 - 799

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Paul the Deacon (c. 720s – 13 April in 796, 797, 798, or 799 AD), also known as Paulus Diaconus, Warnefridus, Barnefridus, or Winfridus, and sometimes suffixed Cassinensis (i.e. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul the Deacon has received more than 230,555 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Paul the Deacon is the 558th most popular religious figure (up from 569th in 2019), the 662nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 668th in 2019) and the 231st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Paul the Deacon is most famous for his Historia Romana, a history of the Roman Empire from the time of Julius Caesar to the death of Charlemagne.

Memorability Metrics

  • 230k

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  • 66.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Paul the Deacon has had the most page views in the with 31,699 views, followed by Italian (31,285), and Russian (8,508). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Piedmontese (89.33%), West Frisian (87.22%), and Franco-Provençal (85.53%)


Among religious figures, Paul the Deacon ranks 558 out of 3,187Before him are Truganini, Pope Telesphorus, Josemaría Escrivá, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Pope John XIII, and Ludmila of Bohemia. After him are Pope Victor II, Eric IX of Sweden, Ali al-Hadi, Antipope Alexander V, Al-Suyuti, and Abdullah ibn Muhammad.

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Among people born in 720, Paul the Deacon ranks 2Before him is Pope Stephen III. After him are Bertrada of Laon, Silo of Asturias, and Anselm, Duke of Friuli. Among people deceased in 799, Paul the Deacon ranks 2Before him is Musa al-Kadhim. After him are Eric of Friuli, and Osbald of Northumbria.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Paul the Deacon ranks 662 out of 5,161Before him are Rudolph Valentino (1895), Aulus Gellius (123), Domenichino (1581), Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Pope John XIII (930), and Michelozzo (1396). After him are Giulio Romano (1499), Theano (-600), Gaius Caesar (-20), Catherine Cornaro (1454), Pope Donus (610), and Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Paul the Deacon ranks 231Before him are Pope Agapetus I (490), Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Stephen II (715), Pope Boniface II (470), Pope Telesphorus (100), and Pope John XIII (930). After him are Pope Donus (610), Pope Romanus (850), Francis of Paola (1416), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Joseph of Cupertino (1603), and Pope Marcellinus (250).