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Saint Boniface

680 - 754

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Boniface, OSB (Latin: Bonifatius; c. 675 – 5 June 754) was an English Benedictine monk and leading figure in the Anglo-Saxon mission to the Germanic parts of Francia during the eighth century. He organised significant foundations of the church in Germany and was made Elector of Mainz by Pope Gregory III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Boniface has received more than 992,331 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Saint Boniface is the 513th most popular religious figure (up from 528th in 2019), the 390th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 420th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Religious Figure.

Saint Boniface was a missionary to the Germanic tribes. He is most famous for his efforts to convert the Germanic tribes to Christianity.

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Among religious figures, Saint Boniface ranks 513 out of 2,238Before him are Abdullah ibn Umar, Charles de Foucauld, Mary of Egypt, Pope Nicholas II, Pope John II, and Annas. After him are Pope Stephen VII, Alphonsus Liguori, Simeon, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, John Wesley, and Pope Anastasius II.

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Among people born in 680, Saint Boniface ranks 1After him are Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair, Empress Genshō, Wu Daozi, Aripert II, and Liutpert. Among people deceased in 754, Saint Boniface ranks 4Before him are Childeric III, As-Saffah, and Carloman. After him are Hiltrud and Cui Hao.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Saint Boniface ranks 390 out of 7,765Before him are Henry Moore (1898), Benjamin Graham (1894), Mary Read (1695), Thomas Cook (1808), John le Carré (1931), and Beatrix Potter (1866). After him are Christian de Duve (1917), Margot Fonteyn (1919), John Wesley (1703), Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), J. M. Barrie (1860), and Ian Holm (1931).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Saint Boniface ranks 4Before him are Saint Patrick (385), Saint Ursula (400), and Thomas Becket (1119). After him are John Wesley (1703), Saint Walpurga (710), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), John Harvard (1607), and Pope Adrian IV (1100).