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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 193,956 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Paul the Deacon is the 553rd most popular religious figure (down from 550th in 2019), the 670th most popular biography from Italy (up from 686th in 2019) and the 234th 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.

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Among religious figures, Paul the Deacon ranks 553 out of 2,238Before him are Rose of Lima, Camillus de Lellis, Pope Donus, Ibn Majah, Pope Benedict V, and Pope Agapetus I. After him are Ibn Hisham, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Rabanus Maurus, Pope Marcellinus, Clotilde, and John of Capistrano.

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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 and Silo of Asturias. 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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Among people born in Italy, Paul the Deacon ranks 670 out of 4,668Before him are Camillus de Lellis (1550), Marozia (890), Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), François Grimaldi (1201), and Pope Agapetus I (490). After him are Vittorio Gassman (1922), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), Teia (550), Aulus Gellius (123), and Richard Rogers (1933).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Paul the Deacon ranks 234Before him are Pope Mark (290), Joseph of Cupertino (1603), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), and Pope Agapetus I (490). After him are Pope Marcellinus (250), John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Boniface II (470), Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), and Pope Eusebius (250).