Arnold of Brescia

1100 - 1155

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Arnold of Brescia (c. 1090 – June 1155), also known as Arnaldus (Italian: Arnaldo da Brescia), was an Italian canon regular from Lombardy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arnold of Brescia has received more than 84,535 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Arnold of Brescia is the 789th most popular religious figure (down from 781st in 2019), the 1,165th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,129th in 2019) and the 278th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Arnold of Brescia was a 12th century monk who was excommunicated for his radical views on church and state. He was a strong advocate for the separation of church and state, and he believed that the church should not have any power over the state.

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Among religious figures, Arnold of Brescia ranks 789 out of 2,272Before him are Anna Göldi, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Mahavatar Babaji, Medardus, Ananias of Damascus, and Antipope Clement VIII. After him are Saint Eligius, Safi-ad-din Ardabili, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, Mary Jane Kelly, Servatius of Tongeren, and Ebussuud Efendi.

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Among people born in 1100, Arnold of Brescia ranks 16Before him are Inge the Elder, Sverker I of Sweden, Emperor Qinzong, Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Inge the Younger, and Shirkuh. After him are Antipope Gregory VIII, Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Eric III of Denmark, Teobaldo Boccapecci, Ragnvald Knaphövde, and Niklot. Among people deceased in 1155, Arnold of Brescia ranks 2Before him is Geoffrey of Monmouth. After him are Sigurd II of Norway, Li Qingzhao, Emperor Konoe, and Al-Khazini.

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Among people born in Italy, Arnold of Brescia ranks 1,165 out of 4,088Before him are Angelo Secchi (1818), Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746), Cosimo Tura (1430), Giovanni Sartori (1924), Andrea Luchesi (1741), and Domitia Lepida the Younger (0). After him are Gelon (-600), Calpurnia (-77), Felice Beato (1832), Domenico Veneziano (1410), Alessandro Stradella (1643), and Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma (1524).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Arnold of Brescia ranks 278Before him are Giovanni Battista Re (1934), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Romano Guardini (1885), Saint Maurus (512), Antipope John XVI (1000), and Andrea Amati (1505). After him are Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), Augustine of Canterbury (510), Veronica Giuliani (1660), Angela of Foligno (1248), Giuseppe Moscati (1880), and Zita (1212).