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. He is also a patron saint of Terni, epilepsy and beekeepers.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 4,721,341 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Saint Valentine is the 52nd most popular religious figure (down from 47th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Italy (down from 57th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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

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  • 83.94

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  • 57

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  • 9.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

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Among religious figures, Saint Valentine ranks 52 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Alexander VI, Isaiah, Benedict of Nursia, Pope Clement VII, Sarah, and Pope John XXIII. After him are Jerome, Saint Stephen, Saint Anne, Pope Julius II, Muhammad al-Bukhari, and Ruhollah Khomeini.

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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 64 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Clement VII (1478), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Pope John XXIII (1881), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Fibonacci (1170), and Livy (-59). After him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Antonio Stradivari (1644), Zeno of Elea (-490), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Pope Julius II (1443).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Saint Valentine ranks 9Before him are Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Gregory I (540), Romulus Augustulus (460), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Clement VII (1478), and Pope John XXIII (1881). After him are Pope Julius II (1443), Pope Pius XI (1857), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Gregory VII (1020), and Pope Leo XIII (1810).