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Willibrord (Latin: Villibrordus; c. 658 – 7 November AD 739) was an Anglo-Saxon missionary and saint, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willibrord has received more than 187,171 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Willibrord is the 742nd most popular religious figure (down from 737th in 2019), the 720th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 731st in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Religious Figure.

Willibrord was a missionary and saint who was sent by the Pope to convert the pagan Frisians in the 8th century. He was successful in converting them and established a monastery in Utrecht.

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Among religious figures, Willibrord ranks 742 out of 2,238Before him are Adnan, Brother Roger, Kinga of Poland, Euphemia, Ilia II of Georgia, and Raymond of Penyafort. After him are Itzhak Stern, Antipope Boniface VII, Expeditus, Thaïs, Angela of Foligno, and Albert of Brandenburg.

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Among people born in 658, Willibrord ranks 1 Among people deceased in 739, Willibrord ranks 1After him is Favila of Asturias.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Willibrord ranks 720 out of 7,765Before him are John Kendrew (1917), William Oughtred (1574), Kim Cattrall (1956), John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), Thomas Malory (1405), and George Martin (1926). After him are John Paul Jones (1946), Ian Paice (1948), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Wilkie Collins (1824), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), and Thomas Mun (1571).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Willibrord ranks 14Before him are William Laud (1573), Thomas Wolsey (1473), William Tyndale (1494), John Harvard (1607), Pope Adrian IV (1100), and John Henry Newman (1801). After him are Charles Spurgeon (1834), Frederick Fleet (1887), Saint Malachy (1094), Reginald Pole (1500), Edith Cavell (1865), and Mary Ann Nichols (1845).