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Saint Gall

550 - 645

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Gall (Latin: Gallus; c. 550 – c. 646) according to hagiographic tradition was a disciple and one of the traditional twelve companions of Columbanus on his mission from Ireland to the continent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Gall has received more than 173,024 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Saint Gall is the 994th most popular writer (up from 1,121st in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 48th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Irish Writer.

Saint Gall is most famous for being the founder of a monastery in Switzerland.

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  • 170k

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  • 61.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Saint Gall ranks 994 out of 5,755Before him are Katherine Mansfield, John William Polidori, Henri Troyat, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, and Hunter S. Thompson. After him are Elsa Morante, Marcus Manilius, Tess Gerritsen, Irving Stone, Clive Cussler, and Nikolay Karamzin.

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Among people born in 550, Saint Gall ranks 7Before him are Pope Boniface IV, Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, Sumayyah bint Khabbat, Teia, Armah, and John the Merciful. After him are Abdullah ibn Salam, Anastasius of Persia, Garibald I of Bavaria, Tardu, Liuva I, and Yeongnyu of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 645, Saint Gall ranks 1After him are Al-Khansa and Soga no Iruka.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Saint Gall ranks 38 out of 501Before him are Bono (1960), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Bob Geldof (1951), Brendan (484), Rory Gallagher (1948), and Edmund the Martyr (841). After him are Eileen Gray (1878), Iris Murdoch (1919), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Bertie Ahern (1951), Columba (521), and Causantín mac Cináeda (836).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Saint Gall ranks 10Before him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), Laurence Sterne (1713), and Joseph Murphy (1898). After him are Iris Murdoch (1919), Ethel Voynich (1864), Thomas Moore (1779), Christy Brown (1932), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), and Charles Maturin (1780).