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Saint Florian

250 - 304

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Florian (Latin: Florianus; 250 – c. 304 AD) was a Christian holy man and the patron saint of 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 481,232 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Saint Florian is the 479th most popular religious figure (down from 373rd in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Austria (down from 90th 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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  • 32

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  • 8.62

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  • 2.14

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Among religious figures, Saint Florian ranks 479 out of 2,238Before him are Simon Magus, John Climacus, 13th Dalai Lama, Abbas ibn Ali, John Vianney, and Saint Rosalia. After him are Michael I Cerularius, Umm Salama, Laban, Rashi, Dorothea of Caesarea, and Pope Soter.

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Among people born in 250, Saint Florian ranks 6Before him are Helena, Galerius, Constantius Chlorus, Saint Maurice, and Lactantius. After him are Pope Miltiades, Pope Caius, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Marcellinus, Carinus, and Pope Eusebius. Among people deceased in 304, Saint Florian ranks 5Before him are Saint Lucy, Philomena, Anastasia of Sirmium, and Vincent of Saragossa. After him are Christina of Bolsena, Pope Marcellinus, Pancras of Rome, Eulalia of Mérida, Euphemia, Juliana of Nicomedia, and Saint Afra.

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Among people born in Austria, Saint Florian ranks 111 out of 1,237Before him are Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Josef Strauss (1827), Hans Asperger (1906), Engelbert Dollfuss (1892), Victor Francis Hess (1883), and Paul Feyerabend (1924). After him are Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (1746), Józef Poniatowski (1763), Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1743), Karl Polanyi (1886), Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (1339), and Fritz Pregl (1869).


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), Alois Hudal (1885), Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw (1590), Franz Jägerstätter (1907), Maria Schicklgruber (1795), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1649), Adam Rainer (1899), Josyf Slipyj (1892), and Hermann Gmeiner (1919).