Anthony of Padua

1195 - 1231

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Anthony of Padua (Italian: Antonio di Padova) or Anthony of Lisbon (Portuguese: António/Antônio de Lisboa; born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231) was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history, being canonized less than a year after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony of Padua has received more than 3,498,519 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Anthony of Padua is the 38th most popular religious figure (down from 30th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Portugal and the most popular Portuguese Religious Figure.

Anthony of Padua is most famous for being a Catholic saint and Franciscan priest. He was born in Portugal in 1195, and died in 1231.

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Among religious figures, Anthony of Padua ranks 38 out of 2,272Before him are John the Apostle, Pope Pius XII, 14th Dalai Lama, Isaac, Saul, and Ignatius of Loyola. After him are Pope Gregory I, Joshua, Bartholomew the Apostle, Thomas the Apostle, Husayn ibn Ali, and Romulus Augustulus.

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Among people born in 1195, Anthony of Padua ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent IV, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria, Johannes de Sacrobosco, Xia Gui, Geoffrey II of Villehardouin, and Henry VI, Count Palatine of the Rhine. Among people deceased in 1231, Anthony of Padua ranks 1After him are Elizabeth of Hungary, Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu, Louis I, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Tsuchimikado, Władysław III Spindleshanks, Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, and Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark.

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Among people born in Portugal, Anthony of Padua ranks 4 out of 479Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480), Vasco da Gama (1460), and Bartolomeu Dias (1450). After him are José Saramago (1922), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), António Guterres (1949), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), and Afonso I of Portugal (1109).


Among religious figures born in Portugal, Anthony of Padua ranks 1After him are Pope Damasus I (305), Pope John XXI (1215), Sister Lúcia (1907), John of God (1495), Pelagio Galvani (1165), José Saraiva Martins (1932), António de Andrade (1580), Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938), José Policarpo (1936), António Ribeiro (1928), and Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira (1888).