Saint Barbara

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Saint Barbara (Greek: Ἁγία Βαρβάρα; Coptic: Ϯⲁⲅⲓⲁ Ⲃⲁⲣⲃⲁⲣⲁ; Ukrainian: Свята Варвара), known in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Great Martyr Barbara, was an early Christian Lebanese and Greek saint and martyr. Accounts place her in the 3rd century in Heliopolis Phoenicia, present-day Baalbek, Lebanon. There is no reference to her in the authentic early Christian writings nor in the original recension of Saint Jerome's martyrology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Barbara has received more than 1,165,051 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Saint Barbara is the 64th most popular religious figure (up from 67th in 2019), the most popular biography from Lebanon (up from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Lebanese Religious Figure.

Saint Barbara is most famous for being the patron saint of artillerymen, mathematicians, and miners.

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  • 83.33

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  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Barbara ranks 64 out of 2,272Before her are Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Urban II, Pope Pius XI, Hildegard of Bingen, Pope Pius IX, and Samson. After her are Abu Hanifa, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Gregory VII, Anthony the Great, Luke the Evangelist, and Daniel.

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Among people born in 300, Saint Barbara ranks 1After her are Saint Sebastian, Pope Sylvester I, Saint Blaise, Pope Felix I, Pope Julius I, Pope Eutychian, Theodore of Amasea, Vincent of Saragossa, Vātsyāyana, Valerius Severus, and Macarius of Egypt. Among people deceased in 306, Saint Barbara ranks 1After her are Constantius Chlorus, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Theodore of Amasea, and Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Saint Barbara ranks 1 out of 119After her are Dido (-879), Khalil Gibran (1883), Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), Ahab (-900), Keanu Reeves (1964), Porphyry (233), Rafic Hariri (1944), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), and Fairuz (1935).


Among religious figures born in Lebanon, Saint Barbara ranks 1After her are Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), Rashid Rida (1865), Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Pamphilus of Caesarea (240), Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (1940), Frumentius (400), Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), and Aram I (1947).