Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas of Myra (traditionally 15 March 270 – 6 December 343), also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor (Greek: Μύρα; modern-day Demre, Turkey) during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, prostitutes, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Nicholas has received more than 5,105,551 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular religious figure.

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  • 82

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  • 12.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Nicholas ranks 27 out of 2,001Before him are Aaron, Saint Joseph, John Calvin, Matthew the Apostle, Ali, and Andrew the Apostle. After him are James, son of Zebedee, Abu Bakr, John the Apostle, Anthony of Padua, Pope John XXIII, and Pope Benedict XVI.

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Among people born in 270, Saint Nicholas ranks 1After him are Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Maximinus II, Saint Spyridon, and Flavia Maximiana Theodora. Among people deceased in 342, Saint Nicholas ranks 1After him are Paul of Thebes and Emperor Cheng of Jin.

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Among people born in Turkey, Saint Nicholas ranks 10 out of 901Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent (1494), Heraclitus (-535), Selim II (1524), Thales of Miletus (-623), Selim I (1470), and Mehmed the Conqueror (1432). After him are Ahmed I (1590), Murad IV (1612), Mimar Sinan (1490), Murad III (1546), Diogenes (-404), and Bayezid I (1354).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Saint Nicholas ranks 2Before him are Paul the Apostle (5). After him are Saint Barbara (300), Luke the Evangelist (31), John Chrysostom (349), Margaret the Virgin (292), Saint Blaise (300), Rachel (-3500), Irenaeus (130), Saint Pantaleon (275), Ephrem the Syrian (306), and Photios I of Constantinople (900).

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