Saint Valentine

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Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine (Italian: San Valentino, Latin: Valentinus) was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14. From the High Middle Ages his Saints' Day has been associated with a tradition of courtly love. He is also a patron saint of epilepsy.Saint Valentine was a clergyman – either a priest or a bishop – in the Roman Empire who ministered to persecuted Christians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Valentine has received more than 3,870,130 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 46th most popular religious figure.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 78.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Saint Valentine ranks 48 out of 2,001Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Isaac, Pope Alexander VI, Pope Clement VII, Benedict of Nursia, and Pope Gregory I. After him are Romulus Augustulus, Thomas the Apostle, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Pius XI, Jerome, and Isaiah.

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Among people born in 226, Saint Valentine ranks 1After him is Wang Bi. Among people deceased in 273, Saint Valentine ranks 1After him are Hormizd I, Cassius Longinus, and Vaballathus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Saint Valentine ranks 57 out of 3,282Before him are Umberto Eco (1932), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Mark Antony (-83), Pope Gregory I (540), and Pompey (-106). After him are Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), Tacitus (54), Federico Fellini (1920), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), and Pope Pius XI (1857).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Saint Valentine ranks 9Before him are Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), and Pope Gregory I (540). After him are Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), Pope Pius IX (1792), Saint Lucy (283), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), and Pope Benedict XV (1854).

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