Anthony of Padua

1195 - 1231

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua (Portuguese: António de Pádua; born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231), also known as Anthony of Lisbon (Portuguese: António de Lisboa), 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony of Padua has received more than 2,716,477 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 33rd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Anthony of Padua ranks 31 out of 2,001Before him are Ali, Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, James, son of Zebedee, Abu Bakr, and John the Apostle. After him are Pope John XXIII, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, Pope Pius XII, and Jonah.

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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, and Xia Gui. 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, Władysław III Spindleshanks, and Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark.

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Among people born in Portugal, Anthony of Padua ranks 4 out of 370Before him are Ferdinand Magellan (1480), Vasco da Gama (1460), and Bartolomeu Dias (1450). After him are António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), José Saramago (1922), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), António Guterres (1949), 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), Eulalia of Mérida (290), Yasuke (1530), Pelagio Galvani (1165), José Saraiva Martins (1932), António de Andrade (1580), John de Britto (1647), and José Policarpo (1936).

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