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William of Gellone

750 - 812

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William of Gellone (c. 755 – 28 May 812 or 814), the medieval William of Orange, was the second Duke of Toulouse from 790 until 811. In 804, he founded the abbey of Gellone. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William of Gellone has received more than 180,564 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. William of Gellone is the 760th most popular religious figure (down from 729th in 2019), the 1,101st most popular biography from France (down from 1,045th in 2019) and the 55th most popular French Religious Figure.

William of Gellone is most famous for founding the abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.

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Among religious figures, William of Gellone ranks 760 out of 2,238Before him are Bruno of Querfurt, Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia, Gemma Galgani, Mikao Usui, Abdullah ibn Saba', and Sun Myung Moon. After him are Hans Egede, Agabus, Eugen Sandow, Giuseppe Moscati, Sasan, and József Mindszenty.

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Among people born in 750, William of Gellone ranks 3Before him are Pope Leo III and Leo IV the Khazar. After him are Benedict of Aniane, Muhammad al-Shaybani, Bermudo I of Asturias, Theodulf of Orléans, Pietro Tradonico, Cynewulf of Wessex, Domenico Monegario, Teodato Ipato, and Giovanni I Participazio. Among people deceased in 812, William of Gellone ranks 1After him are Staurakios and Ibrahim I ibn al-Aghlab.

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Among people born in France, William of Gellone ranks 1,101 out of 6,011Before him are Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), Charles Nodier (1780), Manu Chao (1961), Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (1772), and Pierre d'Ailly (1350). After him are Claudette Colbert (1903), Hugh of Italy (880), Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (1523), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844), and Didier Deschamps (1968).


Among religious figures born in France, William of Gellone ranks 55Before him are Martin Bucer (1491), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), La Voisin (1640), Robert de Sorbon (1201), Arnulf of Metz (582), and Lucile Randon (1904). After him are Odile of Alsace (662), Jean-Louis Tauran (1943), Jean Mabillon (1632), Antipope Gregory VIII (1100), Jane Frances de Chantal (1572), and Thibaud Gaudin (1229).