Rabanus Maurus

780 - 856

Photo of Rabanus Maurus

Icon of person Rabanus Maurus

Rabanus Maurus Magnentius (c. 780 – 4 February 856), also known as Hrabanus or Rhabanus, was a Frankish Benedictine monk, theologian, poet, encyclopedist and military writer who became archbishop of Mainz in East Francia. He was the author of the encyclopaedia De rerum naturis ("On the Natures of Things"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rabanus Maurus has received more than 257,161 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Rabanus Maurus is the 545th most popular religious figure (down from 514th in 2019), the 504th most popular biography from Germany (down from 456th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Religious Figure.

Rabanus Maurus was a German theologian and scholar who is most famous for his book "De rerum naturis" which translates to "On the Nature of Things."

Memorability Metrics

  • 260k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rabanus Mauruses by language


Among religious figures, Rabanus Maurus ranks 545 out of 2,272Before him are Saint Casimir, Scholastica, Francis of Paola, Seraphim of Sarov, Abbas ibn Ali, and Yusuf al-Qaradawi. After him are Marcel Lefebvre, Pope Romanus, Pope Severinus, Pope Boniface II, Theodora, and Paul the Deacon.

Most Popular Religious Figures in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 780, Rabanus Maurus ranks 5Before him are Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Pope Valentine, and Pope Eugene II. After him are Odo I, Count of Orléans and Theodote. Among people deceased in 856, Rabanus Maurus ranks 1

Others Born in 780

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 856

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rabanus Maurus ranks 504 out of 5,289Before him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Caroline Herschel (1750), Jochen Rindt (1942), Caroline of Baden (1776), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), and Erhard Milch (1892). After him are Friedrich Mohs (1773), Hans Baldung (1484), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Rabanus Maurus ranks 13Before him are Ambrose (340), Pope Clement II (1005), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), and Pope Victor II (1018). After him are Norbert of Xanten (1080), Pope Damasus II (1000), Johann Tetzel (1460), Margot Frank (1926), Therese Neumann (1898), and Gertrude the Great (1256).