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Alphonsus Liguori

1696 - 1787

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Alphonsus Liguori, CSsR (27 September 1696 – 1 August 1787), sometimes called Alphonsus Maria de Liguori or Saint Alphonsus Liguori, was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, known as the Redemptorists, in November 1732. In 1762 he was appointed Bishop of Sant'Agata dei Goti. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alphonsus Liguori has received more than 495,776 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Alphonsus Liguori is the 515th most popular religious figure (down from 424th in 2019), the 625th most popular biography from Italy (down from 519th in 2019) and the 223rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Alphonsus Liguori is most famous for his book, The Glories of Mary.

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Among religious figures, Alphonsus Liguori ranks 515 out of 2,238Before him are Mary of Egypt, Pope Nicholas II, Pope John II, Annas, Saint Boniface, and Pope Stephen VII. After him are Simeon, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, John Wesley, Pope Anastasius II, Dionysius Exiguus, and Saint Giles.

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Among people born in 1696, Alphonsus Liguori ranks 4Before him are Mahmud I, Augustus III of Poland, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. After him are Abram Petrovich Gannibal, Maurice de Saxe, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Johann Melchior Molter, Marco Foscarini, and Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Among people deceased in 1787, Alphonsus Liguori ranks 4Before him are Christoph Willibald Gluck, Leopold Mozart, and Roger Joseph Boscovich. After him are Sophie of France, Carl Friedrich Abel, Louise of France, Şahin Giray, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Pompeo Batoni, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, and William Watson.

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Among people born in Italy, Alphonsus Liguori ranks 625 out of 4,668Before him are Francesca da Rimini (1259), Pope John II (470), Gaius Caesar (-20), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), and Pope Stephen VII (850). After him are Pope Anastasius II (450), Joanna I of Naples (1326), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), and Bona Sforza (1494).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Alphonsus Liguori ranks 223Before him are Pope Silverius (490), Pope Stephen I (200), Pope Miltiades (250), Saint Eustace (10), Pope John II (470), and Pope Stephen VII (850). After him are Pope Anastasius II (450), Angela Merici (1474), Pope John XIII (930), Pope Sergius II (800), Pope Mark (290), and Joseph of Cupertino (1603).