Saint Walpurga

710 - 779

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Walpurga or Walburga (Old English: Wealdburg; Latin: Valpurga, Walpurga, Walpurgis; Swedish: Valborg; c. 710 – 25 February 777 or 779) was an Anglo-Saxon missionary to the Frankish Empire. She was canonized on 1 May c. 870 by Pope Adrian II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Walpurga has received more than 388,012 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Saint Walpurga is the 650th most popular religious figure (down from 578th in 2019), the 470th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 433rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Religious Figure.

Saint Walpurga is most famous for being the patron saint of those who suffer from epilepsy.

Memorability Metrics

  • 390k

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  • 65.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Saint Walpurgas by language

Over the past year Saint Walpurga has had the most page views in the with 59,778 views, followed by German (31,864), and Russian (14,198). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (203.00%), Japanese (119.39%), and Latin (88.35%)


Among religious figures, Saint Walpurga ranks 650 out of 3,187Before her are Tarcisius, Eleazar, Pope Theodore I, Maudgalyayana, Angelus Silesius, and Billy Graham. After her are Hans Küng, Saint Boniface, Basilios Bessarion, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Pope Constantine, and Pope Benedict IV.

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Among people born in 710, Saint Walpurga ranks 4Before her are Rabia of Basra, Desiderius, and Carloman. After her are Krum, Antipope Constantine II, Sevar of Bulgaria, Aureolus of Aragon, and Lullus. Among people deceased in 779, Saint Walpurga ranks 1After her are Emperor Daizong of Tang, and Saint Sturm.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Saint Walpurga ranks 470 out of 8,785Before her are Joshua Reynolds (1723), Julia Gillard (1961), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Sid Vicious (1957), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), and Eadred (923). After her are Denis Law (1940), Brook Taylor (1685), Æthelflæd (869), Saint Boniface (680), Alexander Pope (1688), and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Saint Walpurga ranks 9Before her are Alcuin (735), Thomas Becket (1119), William Laud (1573), Edward the Confessor (1003), John Wesley (1703), and John Knox (1514). After her are Saint Boniface (680), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Pope Adrian IV (1100), Willibrord (658), John Henry Newman (1801), and William Tyndale (1494).