Benedict Joseph Labre

1748 - 1783

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Benedict Joseph Labre (French: Benoît-Joseph Labre, 25 March 1748 – 16 April 1783) was a French mendicant, Franciscan tertiary, and Catholic saint. Labre was from a well to do family near Arras, France. After attempting a monastic lifestyle, he opted instead for the life of a pilgrim. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benedict Joseph Labre has received more than 143,013 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Benedict Joseph Labre is the 1,306th most popular religious figure (down from 1,088th in 2019), the 2,325th most popular biography from France (down from 1,834th in 2019) and the 115th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Benedict Joseph Labre ranks 1,306 out of 2,272Before him are Severus of Antioch, John Smyth, Pierre de Castelnau, Zadok, Xenia of Saint Petersburg, and George Müller. After him are Epaphras, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Ludovico Ludovisi, Enoch, Thomas of Villanova, and Antony II of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 1748, Benedict Joseph Labre ranks 17Before him are Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Christian Gottlob Neefe, Petar I Petrović-Njegoš, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, Adamantios Korais, and Dominique, comte de Cassini. After him are Anders Sparrman, Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, John Playfair, Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Francesco Mario Pagano, and Joseph Bramah. Among people deceased in 1783, Benedict Joseph Labre ranks 13Before him are Yosa Buson, Antonio Soler, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Johann Jakob Bodmer, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, and Johann Kirnberger. After him are Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Christian Mayer, William Hunter, Ignaz Holzbauer, Capability Brown, and Gerhard Friedrich Müller.

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Among people born in France, Benedict Joseph Labre ranks 2,325 out of 5,234Before him are Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1784), Michel Petrucciani (1962), Philippe Honoré (1941), Abraham Duquesne (1610), Camille Chautemps (1885), and Maurice René Fréchet (1878). After him are Alain Ducasse (1956), Walter of Châtillon (1135), Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse (1732), Brigitte Fossey (1946), Albert Kahn (1860), and Pierre Nora (1931).


Among religious figures born in France, Benedict Joseph Labre ranks 115Before him are Alfred Loisy (1857), Guillaume Dubois (1656), Peter Bartholomew (1100), Marcellin Champagnat (1789), Jacques de Vitry (1170), and Pierre de Castelnau (1170). After him are Peter Chanel (1803), François de la Chaise (1624), Bernard de Montfaucon (1655), Louis Massignon (1883), Amandus (600), and Peter Nolasco (1180).