Anthony of Padua

1195 - 1231

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Anthony of Padua, OFM (Portuguese: António/Antônio de Pádua; Italian: Antonio di/da Padova; Latin: Antonius Patavinus) or Anthony of Lisbon (Portuguese: António/Antônio de Lisboa; Italian: Antonio da/di Lisbona; Latin: Antonius Olisiponensis; born Fernando Martins de Bulhœs; 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony of Padua has received more than 4,493,877 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Anthony of Padua is the 64th most popular religious figure (down from 55th 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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  • 78.72

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  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Anthony of Padua has had the most page views in the with 646,234 views, followed by Spanish (618,146), and Portuguese (261,626). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (105.75%), Malagasy (95.14%), and Sicilian (74.46%)


Among religious figures, Anthony of Padua ranks 64 out of 3,187Before him are Saint Lucy, Luke the Evangelist, Joseph Smith, Pope Pius XII, Judas Iscariot, and Saint Valentine. After him are Jerome, Hildegard of Bingen, Bartholomew the Apostle, Pope Innocent VII, Pope Julius II, and 14th Dalai Lama.

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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, Henry IV, Duke of Limburg, Geoffrey II of Villehardouin, Philip II, Marquis of Namur, 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, Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, William II of Dampierre, Władysław III Spindleshanks, Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark, Valdemar the Young, and Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Anthony of Padua ranks 4 out of 633Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480), Vasco da Gama (1460), and Bartolomeu Dias (1450). After him are José Saramago (1922), Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), António Guterres (1949), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), and Luís de Camões (1524).


Among religious figures born in Portugal, Anthony of Padua ranks 1After him are Pope John XXI (1215), Sister Lúcia (1907), John of God (1495), Cristóvão Ferreira (1580), Beatrice of Silva (1424), Alexandrina of Balazar (1904), José Saraiva Martins (1932), Pelagio Galvani (1165), John de Britto (1647), Manuel Clemente (1948), and Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938).