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Saint Patrick

385 - 461

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Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠɑːɾˠɪɟ] or [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]; Welsh: Padrig) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigid of Kildare and Columba. Patrick was never formally canonised, having lived before the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Patrick has received more than 8,621,939 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Saint Patrick is the 230th most popular religious figure (down from 187th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 125th in 2019) and the most popular British Religious Figure.

Saint Patrick is most famous for converting Ireland to Christianity.

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  • 72.30

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  • 63

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  • 7.04

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  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Patrick ranks 230 out of 2,238Before him are Pope John XV, Joachim, Pope Adeodatus I, Pope Joan, Pope Benedict XIII, and Pope John VIII. After him are Pope Eugene III, Pope Adrian I, Pope Alexander I, Vincent de Paul, Pope Fabian, and Ignatius of Antioch.

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Among people born in 385, Saint Patrick ranks 1After him are Wallia, Xie Lingyun, and Maria. Among people deceased in 461, Saint Patrick ranks 2Before him is Pope Leo I. After him is Majorian.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Saint Patrick ranks 158 out of 7,765Before him are John Logie Baird (1888), Henry IV of England (1367), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), Ringo Starr (1940), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665). After him are Mark Knopfler (1949), Aleister Crowley (1875), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Judi Dench (1934), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and Eric Clapton (1945).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Saint Patrick ranks 1After him are Saint Ursula (400), Thomas Becket (1119), Saint Boniface (680), John Wesley (1703), Saint Walpurga (710), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), John Harvard (1607), and Pope Adrian IV (1100).