Saint Malachy

1094 - 1148

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Malachy (; Middle Irish: Máel Máedóc Ua Morgair; Modern Irish: Maelmhaedhoc Ó Morgair; Latin: Malachias) (1094 – 2 November 1148) is an Irish saint who was Archbishop of Armagh, to whom were attributed several miracles and an alleged vision of 112 popes later attributed to the apocryphal (i.e. of doubtful authenticity) Prophecy of the Popes. Malachy was the first native-born Irish saint to be formally canonised. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Malachy has received more than 304,026 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Saint Malachy is the 671st most popular religious figure (up from 758th in 2019), the 618th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 740th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Religious Figure.

Saint Malachy is most famous for his prophecies about the popes, which he wrote in the 12th century.

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Among religious figures, Saint Malachy ranks 671 out of 2,272Before him are Philemon, Hans Egede, Eli, Saint Cajetan, Frances of Rome, and Itzhak Stern. After him are Sa'id bin Zayd, Margot Frank, Yasuke, Zayd ibn Ali, Sabbas the Sanctified, and Kinga of Poland.

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Among people born in 1094, Saint Malachy ranks 1After him is Abd al-Mu'min. Among people deceased in 1148, Saint Malachy ranks 1After him are Jaufre Rudel, Ari Thorgilsson, Amadeus III, Count of Savoy, Alfonso Jordan, Ulvhild Håkansdotter, William of St-Thierry, and Conan III, Duke of Brittany.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Saint Malachy ranks 618 out of 6,924Before him are Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), Sean Bean (1959), Ian McEwan (1948), Gordon Brown (1951), Bobby Robson (1933), and Gladwyn Jebb (1900). After him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), Tim Curry (1946), Thomas Cranmer (1489), A. A. Milne (1882), Thomas Malory (1405), and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Saint Malachy ranks 11Before him are Thomas Becket (1119), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Saint Boniface (680), Pope Adrian IV (1100), and John Henry Newman (1801). After him are William Tyndale (1494), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Willibrord (658), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Frederick Fleet (1887), and George Fox (1624).