Óscar Romero

1917 - 1980

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Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980) was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador. He served as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of San Salvador, as bishop of Santiago de María, and finally as the fourth archbishop of San Salvador. As archbishop, Romero spoke out against social injustice and violence amid the escalating conflict between the military government and left-wing insurgents that led to the Salvadoran Civil War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Óscar Romero has received more than 1,704,886 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Óscar Romero is the 528th most popular religious figure (down from 489th in 2019), the most popular biography from El Salvador and the most popular Salvadoran Religious Figure.

Oscar Romero was a Catholic priest and archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador. He is most famous for his work with the poor and his opposition to the dictatorship in El Salvador.

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Among religious figures, Óscar Romero ranks 528 out of 2,272Before him are Mahākāśyapa, Bahira, Sister Lúcia, Pope Vigilius, Muhammad Ahmad, and Anas ibn Malik. After him are Saint Boniface, Dionysius Exiguus, Alexius of Rome, Pope Victor II, Saint Giles, and Pope Eusebius.

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Among people born in 1917, Óscar Romero ranks 17Before him are Ernest Borgnine, Louis Zamperini, Frederica of Hanover, Sidney Sheldon, I. M. Pei, and Kenan Evren. After him are Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, Christian de Duve, Robert Mitchum, Otto Günsche, and John Lee Hooker. Among people deceased in 1980, Óscar Romero ranks 27Before him are Vladimir Vysotsky, Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, Alexei Kosygin, Peter Sellers, and Otto Frank. After him are Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Gregory Bateson, John Bonham, Hans Morgenthau, Hans Asperger, and Bill Evans.

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In El Salvador

Among people born in El Salvador, Óscar Romero ranks 1 out of 22After him are Salvador Sánchez Cerén (1944), Maximiliano Hernández Martínez (1882), José Napoleón Duarte (1925), Farabundo Martí (1893), Mágico González (1958), Gregorio Rosa Chávez (1942), Mauricio Funes (1959), Nayib Bukele (1981), Carlos Humberto Romero (1924), Alfredo Cristiani (1947), and Fidel Sánchez Hernández (1917).


Among religious figures born in El Salvador, Óscar Romero ranks 1After him are Gregorio Rosa Chávez (1942).