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Camillus de Lellis

1550 - 1614

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Camillus de Lellis, M.I., (25 May 1550 – 14 July 1614) was a Roman Catholic priest from Italy who founded the Camillians, a religious order dedicated to the care of the sick. He was beatified by Pope Benedict XIV in the year 1742, and canonized by him four years later in 1746. De Lellis is the patron saint of the sick, hospitals, nurses and physicians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camillus de Lellis has received more than 249,304 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Camillus de Lellis is the 548th most popular religious figure (down from 429th in 2019), the 664th most popular biography from Italy (down from 528th in 2019) and the 230th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Camillus de Lellis is most famous for being the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, also known as the Redemptorists.

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Among religious figures, Camillus de Lellis ranks 548 out of 2,238Before him are Vincent Ferrer, Hasan al-Askari, Pope Mark, Joseph of Cupertino, Seraphim of Sarov, and Rose of Lima. After him are Pope Donus, Ibn Majah, Pope Benedict V, Pope Agapetus I, Paul the Deacon, and Ibn Hisham.

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Among people born in 1550, Camillus de Lellis ranks 7Before him are Safiye Sultan, Charles IX of France, John Napier, Willem Barentsz, Charles IX of Sweden, and Henry I, Duke of Guise. After him are Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Jang-geum, John Davis, Karin Månsdotter, Stanislaus Kostka, and Jacobus Gallus. Among people deceased in 1614, Camillus de Lellis ranks 4Before him are El Greco, Elizabeth Báthory, and Lavinia Fontana. After him are Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Marina Mniszech, Mavro Orbini, Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Isaac Casaubon, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, Luís Vaz de Torres, and François de Bourbon, Prince of Conti.

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Among people born in Italy, Camillus de Lellis ranks 664 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Mark (290), Joseph of Cupertino (1603), Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe (1749), Catherine Cornaro (1454), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), and Pietro da Cortona (1596). After him are Marozia (890), Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), François Grimaldi (1201), Pope Agapetus I (490), and Paul the Deacon (720).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Camillus de Lellis ranks 230Before him are Pope Anastasius II (450), Angela Merici (1474), Pope John XIII (930), Pope Sergius II (800), Pope Mark (290), and Joseph of Cupertino (1603). After him are Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), Pope Agapetus I (490), Paul the Deacon (720), Pope Marcellinus (250), and John of Capistrano (1386).