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Shushanik (Armenian: Շուշանիկ; Georgian: შუშანიკი; c. 440 – 475), also known as Shushanika or Vardandukht, was a Christian Armenian woman who was tortured to death by her husband Varsken in the town of Tsurtavi, Georgia. Since she died defending her right to profess Christianity, she is regarded as a martyr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shushanik has received more than 36,908 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Shushanik is the 1,615th most popular religious figure.

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  • 52.55

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Shushanik ranks 1,615 out of 2,238Before her are Mauro Piacenza, Alexander of Bergamo, Agostino Vallini, Trifko Grabež, Eucherius of Lyon, and Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo. After her are Evodius, Alexander of Jerusalem, John de Britto, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, Gorazd, and Aëtius of Antioch.

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Among people born in 440, Shushanik ranks 7Before her are Childeric I, Pope Felix III, Euric, Vakhtang I of Iberia, Ammonius Hermiae, and Emperor Wu of Southern Qi.  Among people deceased in 475, Shushanik ranks 2Before her is Gerasimus of the Jordan.

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