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Alois Hudal

1885 - 1963

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Alois Karl Hudal (also known as Luigi Hudal; 31 May 1885 – 13 May 1963) was an Austrian bishop of the Catholic Church, based in Rome. For thirty years, he was the head of the Austrian-German congregation of Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome and, until 1937, an influential representative of the Catholic Church in Austria. In his 1937 book, The Foundations of National Socialism, Hudal praised Adolf Hitler and his policies and indirectly attacked Vatican policies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alois Hudal has received more than 761,492 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Alois Hudal is the 936th most popular religious figure (up from 1,027th in 2019), the 328th most popular biography from Austria (up from 357th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Austrian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Alois Hudal ranks 936 out of 2,238Before him are Theodore of Mopsuestia, Ippolito de' Medici, Eutyches, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Jaʻfar ibn Yahya, and Margaret of Cortona. After him are Caesar Baronius, Sebastian Castellio, Veronica Giuliani, Angelo Scola, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, and Lars Levi Laestadius.

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Among people born in 1885, Alois Hudal ranks 55Before him are Christian Wirth, Franz Böhme, Otto Klemperer, Gunnar Asplund, André Lhote, and Per Albin Hansson. After him are Sacha Guitry, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Seishirō Itagaki, Jules Pascin, Bess Truman, and Theda Bara. Among people deceased in 1963, Alois Hudal ranks 40Before him are Kurt Zeitzler, Oleg Penkovsky, Pedro Armendáriz, Karl Bühler, Piero Manzoni, and William Beveridge. After him are Princess Alexandra of Hanover, William Carlos Williams, W. E. B. Du Bois, Sivananda Saraswati, Eduard Spranger, and Karl von Terzaghi.

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Among people born in Austria, Alois Hudal ranks 328 out of 1,237Before him are Rudolf Hilferding (1877), Alois Riegl (1858), Michael Hainisch (1858), Senta Berger (1941), Franz Jonas (1899), and Ettore Sottsass (1917). After him are Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein (1656), Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este (1915), Archduchess Mathilda of Austria (1849), Horia Sima (1907), Archduchess Clementina of Austria (1798), and István Széchenyi (1791).


Among religious figures born in Austria, Alois Hudal ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory V (972), Geli Raubal (1908), Saint Florian (250), and Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073). After him are Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw (1590), Franz Jägerstätter (1907), Maria Schicklgruber (1795), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1649), Adam Rainer (1899), Josyf Slipyj (1892), and Hermann Gmeiner (1919).