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 224,757 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Camillus de Lellis is the 430th most popular religious figure (up from 466th in 2019), the 528th most popular biography from Italy (up from 561st in 2019) and the 197th 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 430 out of 2,272Before him are Abu Mansur al-Maturidi, Alphonsus Liguori, Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Eleutherius, Margaret Mary Alacoque, and Pope John XI. After him are Saint Sarah, Antipope Benedict XIII, Pope Boniface VI, Salome, Pope Soter, and Pope Constantine.

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Among people born in 1550, Camillus de Lellis ranks 6Before him are Charles IX of France, John Napier, Willem Barentsz, Safiye Sultan, and Charles IX of Sweden. After him are Henry I, Duke of Guise, Jang-geum, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, John Davis, Stanislaus Kostka, and Karin Månsdotter. Among people deceased in 1614, Camillus de Lellis ranks 3Before him are El Greco and Elizabeth Báthory. After him are Lavinia Fontana, Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Mavro Orbini, Marina Mniszech, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Luís Vaz de Torres, Isaac Casaubon, and Felice Anerio.

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Among people born in Italy, Camillus de Lellis ranks 528 out of 4,088Before him are Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Umberto Nobile (1885), Fausto Cercignani (1941), Pope John XI (910), Marcello Malpighi (1628), and Charles Edward Stuart (1720). After him are Anna Magnani (1908), Giovanni Falcone (1939), Pope Boniface VI (800), Charles III of Naples (1345), Pope Soter (120), and Simonetta Vespucci (1453).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Camillus de Lellis ranks 197Before him are Beatrice Portinari (1265), Pope Hilarius (415), Pope Stephen II (715), Pope Stephen I (200), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), and Pope John XI (910). After him are Pope Boniface VI (800), Pope Soter (120), Pope Stephen III (720), Pope Marinus I (830), Pope John XVII (950), and Pope Adrian III (800).