Saint Patrick

385 - 461

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Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [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 Brigit of Kildare and Columba. Patrick was never formally canonised, having lived prior to 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 6,320,358 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia. Saint Patrick is the 187th most popular religious figure (down from 181st in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 109th in 2019) and the most popular British Religious Figure.

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  • 59

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  • 4.41

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Among religious figures, Saint Patrick ranks 187 out of 2,272. Before him are Pope Innocent XII, John Bosco, Pope Leo III, Pope Gregory XIV, John of Nepomuk, and Hagar. After him are Pope Marcellus II, Pope Benedict XI, Pope Innocent VI, Pope Clement X, Pope Alexander I, and Pope Evaristus.

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Among people born in 385, Saint Patrick ranks 1After him is Wallia. 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 126 out of 6,924. Before him are Lady Godiva (990), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Jane Seymour (1508), Robert Owen (1771), John Milton (1608), and John, King of England (1166). After him are Liam Neeson (1952), Æthelstan (895), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Elizabeth of York (1466), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), and William IV of the United Kingdom (1765).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Saint Patrick ranks 1After him are Saint Ursula (400), Saint Walpurga (710), John Wesley (1703), Thomas Becket (1119), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Saint Boniface (680), Pope Adrian IV (1100), John Henry Newman (1801), Saint Malachy (1094), and William Tyndale (1494).

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