Alois Hudal

1885 - 1963

Alois Hudal

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 Austrian Catholic Church. 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 354,732 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 945th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Alois Hudal ranks 944 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Anianus of Alexandria, John Eudes, José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, Arsenius the Great, Theodore Edgar McCarrick, and Eugen Sandow. After him are Ascanio Sforza, Pamphilus of Caesarea, Fatimah bint Musa, Mary Jane Kelly, William Farel, and Anna Göldi.

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Among people born in 1885, Alois Hudal ranks 58Before him are Otto Klemperer, Velimir Khlebnikov, John Edensor Littlewood, Sisavang Vong, Bess Truman, and Jules Romains. After him are Theda Bara, Sacha Guitry, Agustín Barrios, Harlow Shapley, Jules Pascin, and Friedrich Kellner. Among people deceased in 1963, Alois Hudal ranks 42Before him are Oleg Penkovsky, Pedro Armendáriz, William Beveridge, Eduard Spranger, William Carlos Williams, and Karl von Terzaghi. After him are Sylvanus Olympio, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Remedios Varo, Jacob Gade, and Sivananda Saraswati.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Alois Hudal ranks 312 out of 799Before him are Peter Fendi (1796), Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria (1801), Richard Neutra (1892), Franz Xaver Gruber (1787), Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1759), and Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia (1204). After him are Heinz Kohut (1913), Franz Jonas (1899), Toni Sailer (1935), Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria (1872), Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria (1628), and Leopold IV, Duke of Austria (1371).


Among religious figures born in Austria, Alois Hudal ranks 5Before him are Saint Florian (250), Geli Raubal (1908), Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073), and Rupert of Salzburg (650). After him are Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw (1590), Josyf Slipyj (1892), Hermann Gmeiner (1919), Franz König (1905), Adam Rainer (1899), and Franz Jägerstätter (null).

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