Benedict the Moor

1526 - 1589

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Benedict the Moor (Italian: Benedetto da San Fratello; 1526 – April 4, 1589) was an Italian-born African Franciscan friar in Sicily who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic church. Born of African slaves in San Fratello, he was freed at birth and became known for his charity. As a young man he joined a Franciscan-affiliated hermit group, of which he became the leader. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benedict the Moor has received more than 130,120 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Benedict the Moor is the 965th most popular religious figure (down from 909th in 2019), the 1,466th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,355th in 2019) and the 313th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Benedict the Moor ranks 965 out of 2,272Before him are Al-Juwayni, Ahmad al-Badawi, Ibn Qutaybah, Mesud II, Agostino Casaroli, and Scipione Borghese. After him are Juan Diego, Frumentius, Nadezhda von Meck, Pedro Casaldáliga, Ibn Sa'd, and Peter Faber.

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Among people born in 1526, Benedict the Moor ranks 9Before him are Catherine Jagiellon, Elizabeth of Austria, Rafael Bombelli, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf. After him are Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, Bâkî, and Juan Fernández Navarrete. Among people deceased in 1589, Benedict the Moor ranks 6Before him are Catherine de' Medici, Henry III of France, Christophe Plantin, Jacques Clément, and Alessandro Farnese. After him are Johannes Sturm, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Bernard Palissy, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, Michael Baius, and Heo Nanseolheon.

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Among people born in Italy, Benedict the Moor ranks 1,466 out of 4,088Before him are Claudio Magris (1939), Bernardo Rossellino (1409), Salvatore Giuliano (1922), Odoric of Pordenone (1286), Agostino Casaroli (1914), and Scipione Borghese (1577). After him are Altiero Spinelli (1907), Francesco Gasparini (1668), Peter II of Sicily (1305), Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena (1591), Jacopo de' Barbari (1460), and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (1822).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Benedict the Moor ranks 313Before him are Gerard of Csanád (980), Giuseppe Siri (1906), Rose of Viterbo (1233), Praxedes (100), Agostino Casaroli (1914), and Scipione Borghese (1577). After him are John of Montecorvino (1246), Pietro Parolin (1955), Paula of Rome (347), Ascanio Sforza (1455), Antipope Victor IV (1010), and Fausto Sozzini (1539).