Adolfo Nicolás

1936 - 2020

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Adolfo Nicolás Pachón (29 April 1936 – 20 May 2020) was a Spanish priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the thirtieth Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 2008 to 2016. Before being elected Superior General, he worked primarily in Japan; he taught at Sophia University in Tokyo for twenty years and then headed educational institutions in Manila from 1978 to 1984 and in Tokyo from 1991 to 1993. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolfo Nicolás has received more than 273,602 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Adolfo Nicolás is the 944th most popular religious figure (up from 1,199th in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from Spain (up from 640th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Adolfo Nicolás ranks 944 out of 2,272. Before him are Giuseppe Siri, Eulalia of Barcelona, Alessandro Farnese, Hugh of Cluny, Saturnin, and Rose of Viterbo. After him are Odilo of Cluny, Aristides of Athens, John Harvard, Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Gerard Majella, and Pamphilus of Caesarea.

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Among people born in 1936, Adolfo Nicolás ranks 82Before him are Shirley Knight, Gianni Vattimo, Wilfried Martens, Petar Mladenov, Héctor Elizondo, and Moussa Traoré. After him are Samuel C. C. Ting, Kenneth G. Wilson, Don DeLillo, Ljubiša Samardžić, Buddy Guy, and Joe D'Amato. Among people deceased in 2020, Adolfo Nicolás ranks 90Before him are Ben Cross, Fred Willard, Margaret Burbidge, Abdul Halim Khaddam, Bobby Morrow, and Mory Kanté. After him are Pentti Linkola, McCoy Tyner, Zizi Jeanmaire, Pedro Casaldáliga, Albert Memmi, and Miloš Jakeš.

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Among people born in Spain, Adolfo Nicolás ranks 431 out of 2,595. Before him are Violant of Aragon (1236), Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli (1540), Gaius Julius Vindex (25), Andrés de Urdaneta (1498), Fruela I of Asturias (722), and Severo Ochoa (1905). After him are Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca (1782), Eleanor de Guzmán (1310), César Rodríguez Álvarez (1920), García Ramírez of Navarre (1110), Egica (610), and Rafael Alberti (1902).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Adolfo Nicolás ranks 32Before him are Diego de Landa (1524), John of Ávila (1500), Peter of Alcantara (1499), Junípero Serra (1713), Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626), and Eulalia of Barcelona (290). After him are Pedro Casaldáliga (1928), Peter Claver (1581), Eduardo Martínez Somalo (1927), Raymond Nonnatus (1204), Theodulf of Orléans (750), and Fermin (272).