Bernardino of Siena

1380 - 1444

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Bernardino of Siena (also known in English as Bernardine; 8 September 1380 – 20 May 1444) was an Italian priest and Franciscan missionary. He was a systematizer of Scholastic economics. His popular preaching made him famous during his own lifetime because it was frequently directed against sorcery, gambling, infanticide, witchcraft, homosexuality, Jews, and usury. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardino of Siena has received more than 248,122 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Bernardino of Siena is the 93rd most popular physician, the 866th most popular biography from Italy (down from 736th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Physician.

Bernardino of Siena was a Franciscan preacher who was famous for his preaching in the Italian city of Siena.

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Among physicians, Bernardino of Siena ranks 93 out of 509Before him are Peter Canisius, Walter Rudolf Hess, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, August Krogh, Ronald Ross, and Richard von Krafft-Ebing. After him are Theodor Morell, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Eric Kandel, Arvid Carlsson, Friedrich Miescher, and John Snow.

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Among people born in 1380, Bernardino of Siena ranks 6Before him are Thomas à Kempis, Pachacuti, Jamshīd al-Kāshī, Ferdinand I of Aragon, and Poggio Bracciolini. After him are Prokop the Great, Lidwina, Itzcoatl, İsa Çelebi, Yawar Waqaq, and Jalal al-Din Khan ibn Tokhtamysh. Among people deceased in 1444, Bernardino of Siena ranks 4Before him are Władysław III of Poland, Robert Campin, and Leonardo Bruni. After him are Olivera Despina, Mark of Ephesus, Julian Cesarini, John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, Joseph Albo, and Gianfrancesco I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bernardino of Siena ranks 866 out of 4,088Before him are Francesco Totti (1976), Pope Leo VIII (900), François Gérard (1770), Tiberius Claudius Nero (-85), Orazio Gentileschi (1563), and Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (1900). After him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1587), Lucius Cornelius Cinna (-135), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Pisano (1248), and Herod Agrippa II (28).


Among physicians born in Italy, Bernardino of Siena ranks 7Before him are Florence Nightingale (1820), Cesare Lombroso (1835), Camillo Golgi (1843), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Marcello Malpighi (1628), and Francesco Redi (1626). After him are Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Peter Damian (1007), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Andrea Cesalpino (1519), and Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682).