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Saint Walpurga

710 - 779

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Walpurga or Walburga (Old English: Wealdburg, Latin: Valpurga, Walpurga, Walpurgis, Swedish: Valborg; c. AD 710 – 25 February 777 or 779), also spelled Valderburg or Guibor, 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 324,693 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Saint Walpurga is the 562nd most popular religious figure (down from 368th in 2019), the 433rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 267th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Religious Figure.

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

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Among religious figures, Saint Walpurga ranks 562 out of 2,238Before her are Rabanus Maurus, Pope Marcellinus, Clotilde, John of Capistrano, Justin Martyr, and Pope Victor II. After her are Pope Boniface II, Marcel Lefebvre, Al-Suyuti, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Louis de Montfort, and Junayd of Baghdad.

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

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Saint Walpurga ranks 433 out of 7,765Before her are Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), David Beckham (1975), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Tony Blair (1953), Eadweard Muybridge (1830), and Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861). After her are Robert Edwards (1925), George Mallory (1886), Eadred (923), Hugh Grant (1960), Gary Moore (1952), and Alec Douglas-Home (1903).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Saint Walpurga ranks 6Before her are Saint Patrick (385), Saint Ursula (400), Thomas Becket (1119), Saint Boniface (680), and John Wesley (1703). After her are John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), John Harvard (1607), and Pope Adrian IV (1100).