Aloysius Gonzaga

1568 - 1591

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Aloysius de Gonzaga (Italian: Luigi Gonzaga; 9 March 1568 – 21 June 1591) was an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus. While still a student at the Roman College, he died as a result of caring for the victims of a serious epidemic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aloysius Gonzaga has received more than 749,340 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Aloysius Gonzaga is the 353rd most popular religious figure (down from 318th in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 380th in 2019) and the 167th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Aloysius Gonzaga was born in 1568 in Castiglione, Italy. He was the son of Ferrante Gonzaga and Margaret Paleologo. Aloysius Gonzaga was a Jesuit priest and a member of the Society of Jesus. He died on March 9, 1655. He is most famous for his life of self-sacrifice and piety.

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Among religious figures, Aloysius Gonzaga ranks 353 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Martin I, Pope Cornelius, Pope Lando, Abd Allah ibn Abbas, Pope Zosimus, and Pope Innocent V. After him are Sarah Baartman, Pope Sixtus III, Báb, Pope Conon, Pope Nicholas IV, and Geli Raubal.

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Among people born in 1568, Aloysius Gonzaga ranks 3Before him are Pope Urban VIII and Tommaso Campanella. After him are Jan Brueghel the Elder, Wei Zhongxian, Adriano Banchieri, Gunilla Bielke, Virginia de' Medici, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, Giuseppe Cesari, Michael Maier, and Marino Ghetaldi. Among people deceased in 1591, Aloysius Gonzaga ranks 4Before him are Pope Gregory XIV, Pope Innocent IX, and John of the Cross. After him are Vincenzo Galilei, Veronica Franco, Sen no Rikyū, Dmitry of Uglich, Jacobus Gallus, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Luis de León, and Vespasiano I Gonzaga.

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Among people born in Italy, Aloysius Gonzaga ranks 422 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Cornelius (200), Pope Lando (900), Poppaea Sabina (30), Philolaus (-470), Pope Zosimus (400), and Luigi Pirandello (1867). After him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Pietro Badoglio (1871), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Cassiodorus (487), Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (-300), and Pope Sixtus III (390).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Aloysius Gonzaga ranks 167Before him are Pope John XIX (975), Pope Sylvester III (1000), Pope Martin I (590), Pope Cornelius (200), Pope Lando (900), and Pope Zosimus (400). After him are Pope Sixtus III (390), Pope Conon (630), Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Pope Victor III (1027), Pope Simplicius (420), and Pope Sergius I (650).