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Saint George

280 - 303

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Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος, translit. Geṓrgios, Latin: Georgius, Arabic: القديس جرجس; died 23 April 303), also George of Lydda, was a Christian who is venerated as a saint in Christianity. According to tradition he was a soldier in the Roman army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint George has received more than 5,514,608 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Saint George is the 19th most popular religious figure (down from 14th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 5th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

Saint George is most famously immortalized in the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 84.03

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 85

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint George ranks 19 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Nicholas, Jacob, Pope John Paul II, Francis of Assisi, Aaron, and Isaac. After him are Saint Joseph, Andrew the Apostle, Elijah, John Calvin, Ali, and Abu Bakr.

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Among people born in 280, Saint George ranks 1After him are Eusebius of Nicomedia, Saint Susanna, Aphrahat, and Valeria Maximilla. Among people deceased in 303, Saint George ranks 1After him are Saint Pantaleon, Vitus, Erasmus of Formia, Cao Huan, Expeditus, Cyriacus, Eulalia of Barcelona, Saint Chrysogonus, Fermin, Cassian of Imola, and Agathius.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Saint George ranks 8 out of 1,301Before him are Paul the Apostle (5), Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Thales of Miletus (-623), Saint Nicholas (270), Osman I (1254), and Selim II (1524). After him are Ahmed I (1590), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Heraclitus (-535), Murad III (1546), Selim I (1470), and Galen (129).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Saint George ranks 3Before him are Paul the Apostle (5) and Saint Nicholas (270). After him are Luke the Evangelist (31), John Chrysostom (349), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Rachel (-3500), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Irenaeus (130), Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), and Saint Pantaleon (275).