Rainer Woelki

1956 - Today

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Rainer Maria Woelki (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈvœlki]; born 18 August 1956) is a German Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He has been Archbishop of Cologne since his installation on 20 September 2014 following his election by the Cathedral Chapter to succeed Joachim Meisner in that position. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rainer Woelki has received more than 113,352 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Rainer Woelki is the 2,593rd most popular religious figure (down from 2,400th in 2019), the 4,516th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,216th in 2019) and the 114th most popular German Religious Figure.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Rainer Woelki has had the most page views in the with 104,058 views, followed by English (19,278), and Italian (5,281). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (99.50%), Galician (63.22%), and Catalan (35.50%)


Among religious figures, Rainer Woelki ranks 2,593 out of 3,187Before him are Henryk Gulbinowicz, Charles of Mount Argus, Juan García Rodríguez, John Baptist Wu, Remigius of Rouen, and Francisco Robles Ortega. After him are Armand Razafindratandra, Guido Marini, Alalngar, Salvatore De Giorgi, Toribio Ticona Porco, and Æthelthryth.

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Among people born in 1956, Rainer Woelki ranks 286Before him are Mullah Krekar, Carlo Urbani, Rodolfo Rodríguez, Ulrike Meyfarth, Edson Tavares, and Ernie Brandts. After him are Sergei Sukhoruchenkov, Alina Fernández, Bernard Sumner, Steve Hogarth, David E. Kelley, and Cris Morena.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rainer Woelki ranks 4,516 out of 7,253Before him are Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania (1580), Peter Fleischmann (1937), Briana Banks (1978), Louise Otto-Peters (1819), Hermann Josef Abs (1901), and Tilo Prückner (1940). After him are Oswald Teichmüller (1913), Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (1818), Gabriele Seyfert (1948), Karl Knies (1821), Reiner Knizia (1957), and Hans Werner Richter (1908).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Rainer Woelki ranks 114Before him are Gerhard von Rad (1901), Nicolaus von Amsdorf (1483), Joseph Höffner (1906), Joseph Wendel (1901), Vladimir Lossky (1903), and Georg von Kopp (1837). After him are Rudolf Kittel (1853), Maria Katharina Kasper (1820), Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer (1801), Uta Ranke-Heinemann (1927), Brother Alois (1954), and Oliver of Paderborn (1170).