Aloysius Stepinac

1898 - 1960

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Aloysius Viktor Stepinac (Croatian: Alojzije Viktor Stepinac, 8 May 1898 – 10 February 1960) was a 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aloysius Stepinac has received more than 320,876 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Aloysius Stepinac is the 638th most popular religious figure (down from 593rd in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Croatia (down from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Croatian 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 638 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Adrian IV, Ali al-Hadi, Truganini, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, Angelo Sodano, and Adalbert of Prague. After him are Catherine Labouré, Ibn Hisham, Said Nursî, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, Karekin II, and Romuald.

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Among people born in 1898, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 35Before him are Jeanne Hébuterne, Rodion Malinovsky, René Clair, Karl Hermann Frank, Ahmad Shah Qajar, and Kenji Mizoguchi. After him are Peng Dehuai, Georges Dumézil, Curzio Malaparte, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Fritz Zwicky, and Joseph Murphy. Among people deceased in 1960, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 15Before him are Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Fausto Coppi, Amanullah Khan, and J. L. Austin. After him are Igor Kurchatov, Said Nursî, Ethel Voynich, Victor Sjöström, A. L. Kroeber, and Héctor Castro.

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Among people born in Croatia, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 18 out of 518Before him are Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711), Franz von Suppé (1819), Laura Antonelli (1941), Andrija Mohorovičić (1857), Leopold Ružička (1887), and Crispus (305). After him are Svetozar Boroević (1856), Joanna II of Naples (1373), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (1968), Alida Valli (1921), Saint Marinus (275), and Tomislav Ivić (1933).


Among religious figures born in Croatia, Aloysius Stepinac ranks 3Before him are Pope John IV (600) and Pope Caius (250). After him are Saint Marinus (275), Margaret of Hungary (1242), Pavle, Serbian Patriarch (1914), Franjo Šeper (1905), George Martinuzzi (1482), Marko Krizin (1589), Franjo Kuharić (1919), and Josip Bozanić (1949).