Álvaro del Portillo

1914 - 1994

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Álvaro del Portillo y Diez de Sollano (11 March 1914 – 23 March 1994) was a Spanish engineer and Roman Catholic bishop. He served as the prelate of Opus Dei between 1982 and 1994 as the successor to Josemaría Escrivá. Church leaders Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Carlo Caffarra have praised Portillo as a faithful servant of God. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Álvaro del Portillo has received more than 54,685 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Álvaro del Portillo is the 109th most popular engineer (up from 111th in 2019), the 624th most popular biography from Spain (down from 621st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Engineer.

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Among engineers, Álvaro del Portillo ranks 109 out of 325Before him are Paul Cornu, Fedor Tokarev, Alexander Lippisch, Erich Topp, Nicola Romeo, and Viktor Kaplan. After him are Flaminio Bertoni, Vasily Degtyaryov, François Laurent d'Arlandes, John Loudon McAdam, Christian Otto Mohr, and Mikhail Mil.

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Among people born in 1914, Álvaro del Portillo ranks 99Before him are Bernard Malamud, J. Lee Thompson, Nicolas de Staël, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Ferenc Fricsay, and Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin. After him are Howard Fast, Edward Schillebeeckx, Marcos Pérez Jiménez, Nicanor Parra, Richard Basehart, and Vladimir Chelomey. Among people deceased in 1994, Álvaro del Portillo ranks 92Before him are Donald Judd, Woody Strode, Alain Cuny, Joe Pass, Golo Mann, and Howard Martin Temin. After him are Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Max Morlock, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Yevgeny Leonov, Roberto Burle Marx, and Harry Nilsson.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Álvaro del Portillo ranks 624 out of 2,595Before him are Eulogius of Córdoba (810), Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga (1528), Javier Clemente (1950), Kiti Mánver (1953), Pedro Arrupe (1907), and Francisco Herrera the Elder (1576). After him are Juvencus (400), Infanta Amalia of Spain (1834), Juan Goytisolo (1931), Manuel Fraga (1922), Fernando de Rojas (1470), and Adelina Patti (1843).

Among ENGINEERS In Spain

Among engineers born in Spain, Álvaro del Portillo ranks 3Before him are José Echegaray (1832) and Ildefons Cerdà (1815). After him are Agustín de Betancourt (1758).