Agatha of Sicily

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Agatha of Sicily (c. 231 – 251 AD) is a Christian saint. Her feast is on 5 February. Agatha was born in Catania, part of the Roman Province of Sicily, and was martyred c. 251. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agatha of Sicily has received more than 1,091,777 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Agatha of Sicily is the 102nd most popular religious figure (up from 121st in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Italy (up from 148th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Religious Figure.

Agatha of Sicily is most famous for being the patron saint of pregnant women.

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Among religious figures, Agatha of Sicily ranks 102 out of 2,238Before her are Hagar, Bernard of Clairvaux, Margaret the Virgin, Francis Xavier, Pope Clement V, and Saint Sebastian. After her are Bilal ibn Rabah, Albertus Magnus, Pope Pius V, Elizabeth, Esther, and Pope Pius III.

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Among people born in 235, Agatha of Sicily ranks 1After her is Sun Xiu. Among people deceased in 261, Agatha of Sicily ranks 1After her are Macrianus Minor, Macrianus Major, Quietus, and Balista.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Agatha of Sicily ranks 115 out of 4,668Before her are Luigi Galvani (1737), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), Cato the Elder (-243), and Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768). After her are Scipio Africanus (-235), Pope Pius V (1504), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Sulla (-138), and Cesare Borgia (1475).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Agatha of Sicily ranks 24Before her are Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Pius X (1835), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Paul III (1468), Pope Leo XIII (1810), and Pope Innocent III (1160). After her are Pope Pius V (1504), Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Urban VIII (1568), Pope Clement I (40), Pope Gregory XVI (1765), and Pope Gregory IX (1160).