Aloysius Stepinac

1898 - 1960

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Aloysius Viktor Cardinal Stepinac (Croatian: Alojzije Viktor Stepinac, 8 May 1898 – 10 February 1960) was a senior-ranking Yugoslav Croat prelate of the Catholic Church. A cardinal, Stepinac served as Archbishop of Zagreb from 1937 until his death, a period which included the fascist rule of the Ustaše over the Axis puppet state the Independent State of Croatia (Croatian: Nezavisna Država Hrvatska or NDH) from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He was tried by the communist Yugoslav government after the war and convicted of treason and collaboration with the Ustaše regime. The trial was depicted in the West as a typical communist "show trial", and was described by The New York Times as biased against the Archbishop (he didn't become a Cardinal until 1953). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aloysius Stepinac has received more than 372,812 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Aloysius Stepinac is the 658th most popular religious figure (down from 637th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Croatia (down from 18th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Religious Figure.

Aloysius Stepinac was a Croatian archbishop who was tried for war crimes in Yugoslavia. He was found guilty and condemned to sixteen years in prison.

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Among religious figures, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 658 out of 2,238Before him are Hillel the Elder, Olaus Magnus, Piruz Nahavandi, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Zephaniah, and Theodora. After him are Mordecai, Eulalia of Mérida, James, brother of Jesus, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Angelo Sodano, and Saint Remigius.

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Among people born in 1898, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 38Before him are Kenji Mizoguchi, Julius Evola, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Curzio Malaparte, Peng Dehuai, and Fritz Zwicky. After him are Julius Schreck, Georges Dumézil, Joseph Murphy, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Konrad Henlein, and Peggy Guggenheim. Among people deceased in 1960, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 15Before him are Amanullah Khan, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Igor Kurchatov, and Fausto Coppi. After him are Said Nursî, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, J. L. Austin, Victor Sjöström, Ana Pauker, and Ernst von Dohnányi.

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Among people born in Croatia, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 19 out of 589Before him are Pope Caius (250), Saint Marinus (275), Mario Andretti (1940), Svetozar Boroević (1856), Andrija Mohorovičić (1857), and Franz von Suppé (1819). After him are Leopold Ružička (1887), Crispus (305), Joanna II of Naples (1373), Margaret of Hungary (1242), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934), and Rade Šerbedžija (1946).


Among religious figures born in Croatia, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 4Before him are Pope John IV (600), Pope Caius (250), and Saint Marinus (275). After him are Margaret of Hungary (1242), Pavle, Serbian Patriarch (1914), Maximianus of Ravenna (499), Marko Krizin (1589), Franjo Šeper (1905), George Martinuzzi (1482), Nicholas Tavelic (1340), and Josip Bozanić (1949).