Saint Valentine

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Saint Valentine (Italian: San Valentino; Latin: Valentinus) was a 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Western Christianity on February 14 and in Eastern Orthodoxy on July 6. From the High Middle Ages, his Saints' Day has been associated with a tradition of courtly love. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Valentine has received more than 5,356,829 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Saint Valentine is the 64th most popular religious figure (down from 52nd in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Italy (down from 64th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Religious Figure.

Saint Valentine is most famous for being the patron saint of love.

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  • 59

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  • 3.56

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Among religious figures, Saint Valentine ranks 64 out of 2,238Before him are Abu Hanifa, Hildegard of Bingen, Pope Alexander VI, Thomas the Apostle, Daniel, and Pope Pius XI. After him are John Chrysostom, Pope Sylvester I, Muhammad al-Bukhari, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Urban II, and Pope Julius II.

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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, Vaballathus, and Cassius Longinus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Saint Valentine ranks 70 out of 4,668Before him are Antonio Stradivari (1644), Benedict of Nursia (480), Luciano Pavarotti (1935), Vitruvius (-75), Giacomo Casanova (1725), and Pope Pius XI (1857). After him are Pope Sylvester I (300), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Livy (-59), and Giorgio Vasari (1511).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Saint Valentine ranks 10Before him are Pope John XXIII (1881), Pope Gregory I (540), Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), and Pope Pius XI (1857). After him are Pope Sylvester I (300), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Julius II (1443), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), and Pope Paul VI (1897).