Saint George

280 - 303

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Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος (Geórgios); 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. Saint George was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek origin and member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint George has received more than 4,729,672 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Saint George is the 14th most popular religious figure, the 5th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

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

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  • 4.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 88.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 79

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint George ranks 14 out of 2,272Before him are Paul the Apostle, Pope Francis, John the Baptist, Zoroaster, Pope John Paul II, and Jacob. After him are Francis of Assisi, Judas Iscariot, Elijah, Solomon, John Calvin, and Aaron.

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

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Saint George ranks 5 out of 1,128Before him are Homer (-800), Paul the Apostle (5), Herodotus (-484), and Suleiman the Magnificent (1494). After him are Heraclitus (-535), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim II (1524), Mehmed the Conqueror (1432), Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), and Diogenes (-404).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Saint George ranks 2Before him are Paul the Apostle (5). After him are Saint Nicholas (270), Luke the Evangelist (31), John Chrysostom (349), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Rachel (-3500), Saint Pantaleon (275), Irenaeus (130), Photios I of Constantinople (900), and Sabbatai Zevi (1626).