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Saint Ursula

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Ursula (Latin for 'little female bear', German: Heilige Ursula) was a Romano-British Christian martyr and possible royal figure. Her feast day in the pre-1970 General Roman Calendar and in some regional calendars is 21 October. There is little information about her and the anonymous group of holy virgins who accompanied and, on an uncertain date, were killed along with her at Cologne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Ursula has received more than 758,461 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Saint Ursula is the 284th most popular religious figure (up from 291st in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 207th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Religious Figure.

Saint Ursula is most famous for being the patron saint of young girls. She was a British princess who was martyred with her 11,000 virgins in the 4th century.

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  • 70.90

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  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Ursula ranks 284 out of 2,238Before her are Ulfilas, Pope Sylvester III, Moses in Islam, Caiaphas, Photios I of Constantinople, and Rebecca. After her are Pope Paul I, Pope Gregory V, Pope Paschal II, Pope Paul II, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, and Pope Linus.

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Among people born in 400, Saint Ursula ranks 4Before her are Kālidāsa, Pope Celestine I, and Merovech. After her are Pope Zosimus, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Olybrius, Alexius of Rome, Vasubandhu, Ermanaric, Yazdegerd I, and Constantine III. Among people deceased in 383, Saint Ursula ranks 2Before her is Ulfilas. After her are Gratian, Frumentius, Ardashir II, and Flavia Maxima Constantia.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Saint Ursula ranks 200 out of 7,765Before her are Roger Taylor (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), George Best (1946), Edward the Black Prince (1330), Duns Scotus (1265), and James Hunt (1947). After her are Ben Kingsley (1943), Henry III of England (1207), Stan Laurel (1890), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), Charles II of England (1630), and Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Saint Ursula ranks 2Before her are Saint Patrick (385). After her are Thomas Becket (1119), Edward the Confessor (1003), Saint Boniface (680), John Wesley (1703), Saint Walpurga (710), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), and John Harvard (1607).