Thomas à Kempis

1380 - 1471

Thomas à Kempis

Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380 – 25 July 1471; German: Thomas von Kempen; Dutch: Thomas van Kempen) was a German-Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian devotional books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas à Kempis has received more than 384,698 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 347th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Thomas à Kempis ranks 347 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Sabinian, Al-Mansur, Saint Apollonia, Sarah Baartman, Pope Telesphorus, and Pope Leo II. After him are Hosea, Pope John VII, Pope John IV, Pope Gregory III, Nathan, and Saint Florian.

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Among people born in 1380, Thomas à Kempis ranks 1After him are Ferdinand I of Aragon, Pachacuti, Jamshīd al-Kāshī, Bernardino of Siena, Prokop the Great, Poggio Bracciolini, Itzcoatl, Lidwina, Yawar Waqaq, Nanni di Banco, and Joseph Albo. Among people deceased in 1471, Thomas à Kempis ranks 3Before him are Henry VI of England and Pope Paul II. After him are George of Poděbrady, Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Thomas Malory, Emperor Go-Hanazono, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, João Gonçalves Zarco, Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg, and Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Thomas à Kempis ranks 281 out of 3,763Before him are Pina Bausch (1940), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Otto Dix (1891), and Klaus Barbie (1913). After him are Konrad Zuse (1910), Heinrich Mann (1871), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Henry the Lion (1129), August Kekulé (1829), and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Thomas à Kempis ranks 8Before him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Pope Joan (null), Ambrose (340), Saint Ursula (400), and Pope Gregory V (972). After him are Bruno of Cologne (1030), Pope Damasus II (1000), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Pope Victor II (1018), Rabanus Maurus (780), and Margot Frank (1926).

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