Benedict of Nursia

480 - 543

Benedict of Nursia

Benedict of Nursia (Latin: Benedictus Nursiae; Italian: Benedetto da Norcia; Vulgar Latin: *Benedecto; Gothic: Benedikt; c. 2 March 480 – c. 21 March 543 AD) is a Christian saint venerated in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion and Old Catholic Churches. He is a patron saint of Europe.Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Lazio, Italy (about 65 kilometres (40 mi) to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. The Order of Saint Benedict is of later origin and, moreover, not an "order" as commonly understood but merely a confederation of autonomous congregations.Benedict's main achievement, his "Rule of Saint Benedict", contains a set of rules for his monks to follow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benedict of Nursia has received more than 1,439,981 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 44th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Benedict of Nursia ranks 46 out of 2,001Before him are Bartholomew the Apostle, Husayn ibn Ali, Ruhollah Khomeini, Isaac, Pope Alexander VI, and Pope Clement VII. After him are Pope Gregory I, Saint Valentine, Romulus Augustulus, Thomas the Apostle, Pope Gregory XIII, and Pope Pius XI.

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Among people born in 480, Benedict of Nursia ranks 1After him are Boethius, Pope Felix IV, Scholastica, Gelimer, Theodahad, Damascius, Dignāga, Eutocius of Ascalon, and Mark of Cornwall. Among people deceased in 543, Benedict of Nursia ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Benedict of Nursia ranks 53 out of 3,282Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Maria Montessori (1870), Fibonacci (1170), Vespasian (9), Umberto Eco (1932), and Pope Clement VII (1478). After him are Mark Antony (-83), Pope Gregory I (540), Pompey (-106), Saint Valentine (226), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), and Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Benedict of Nursia ranks 7Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Pope John XXIII (1881), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope Pius XII (1876), and Pope Clement VII (1478). After him are Pope Gregory I (540), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), Pope Pius IX (1792), and Saint Lucy (283).

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