Saint Florian

250 - 304

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Saint Florian (Latin: Florianus; 250 – c. 304 AD) was a Christian holy man, and the patron saint of Linz, Austria; chimney sweeps; soapmakers, and firefighters. His feast day is 4 May. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Florian has received more than 350,042 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Saint Florian is the 374th most popular religious figure (down from 350th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Austria (down from 85th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Religious Figure.

Saint Florian is most famous for being the patron saint of firefighters. He is also the patron saint of brewers, chimney sweeps, and soap makers.

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Among religious figures, Saint Florian ranks 374 out of 2,272Before him are Abd al-Muttalib, Saint Walpurga, Pope John IV, Pope Clement III, Joel, and Saint Monica. After him are Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Ali al-Ridha, Clement of Ohrid, Pope Marcellus I, John Climacus, and Maximus the Confessor.

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Among people born in 250, Saint Florian ranks 4Before him are Helena, Galerius, and Constantius Chlorus. After him are Pope Caius, Lactantius, Pope Miltiades, Saint Maurice, Pope Marcellinus, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Eusebius, and Carinus. Among people deceased in 304, Saint Florian ranks 2Before him is Saint Lucy. After him are Philomena, Pancras of Rome, Pope Marcellinus, Anastasia of Sirmium, Vincent of Saragossa, Christina of Bolsena, Eulalia of Mérida, Euphemia, Juliana of Nicomedia, and Saint Afra.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Saint Florian ranks 90 out of 1,075Before him are Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Geli Raubal (1908), Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (1554), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Victor Francis Hess (1883), and Elfriede Jelinek (1946). After him are Engelbert Dollfuss (1892), Alma Mahler (1879), Charles II, Archduke of Austria (1540), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), Josef Bican (1913), and Karl von Frisch (1886).


Among religious figures born in Austria, Saint Florian ranks 3Before him are Pope Gregory V (972) and Geli Raubal (1908). After him are Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073), Franz Jägerstätter (1907), Alois Hudal (1885), Hermann Gmeiner (1919), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1649), Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw (1590), Adam Rainer (1899), Franz König (1905), and Hieronymus von Colloredo (1732).