Saint Maurice

250 - 287

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Saint Maurice (also Moritz, Morris, or Mauritius; Coptic: Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲙⲱⲣⲓⲥ) was an Egyptian military leader who headed the legendary Theban Legion of Rome in the 3rd century, and is one of the favorite and most widely venerated saints of that martyred group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Maurice has received more than 662,780 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Saint Maurice is the 466th most popular religious figure (down from 448th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 84th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Saint Maurice is most famous for being the patron saint of Switzerland and for being a Roman soldier who was martyred for his Christian faith.

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Among religious figures, Saint Maurice ranks 466 out of 2,272Before him are Micah, John Wesley, Rose of Lima, Pope Anastasius III, Devadatta, and Umm Salama. After him are Thomas Becket, Bruno of Cologne, Pope Marcellinus, Tollund Man, Pope Benedict VII, and John Knox.

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Among people born in 250, Saint Maurice ranks 8Before him are Galerius, Constantius Chlorus, Saint Florian, Pope Caius, Lactantius, and Pope Miltiades. After him are Pope Marcellinus, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Eusebius, Carinus, Postumus, and Tetricus I. Among people deceased in 287, Saint Maurice ranks 2Before him is Saint Sebastian.

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Among people born in Egypt, Saint Maurice ranks 87 out of 520Before him are Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Teti (-2350), Mohamed Al-Fayed (1929), Pappus of Alexandria (290), and Seti II (-1300). After him are Athenaeus (200), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Paul of Thebes (227), Mary of Egypt (344), Hassan al-Banna (1906), and Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Saint Maurice ranks 11Before him are Miriam (-1400), Hagar (-1800), Moses in Islam (-1392), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), and Saint Sarah (100). After him are Paul of Thebes (227), Mary of Egypt (344), Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926), Al-Suyuti (1445), Saint Menas (285), and Maria al-Qibtiyya (600).