Carlos María de la Torre

1873 - 1968

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Carlos María Javier de la Torre y Nieto (15 November 1873, Quito, Ecuador – 31 July 1968, Quito, Ecuador) was an Ecuadorian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Archbishop of Quito, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII, the first Ecuadorian to be admitted to the College of Cardinals. After finishing his studies at the Conciliar Seminary in Quito, Carlos María moved to the prestigious Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he earned doctorates in theology and canon law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos María de la Torre has received more than 34,674 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Carlos María de la Torre is the 2,017th most popular religious figure, the 32nd most popular biography from Ecuador and the 3rd most popular Ecuadorean Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Carlos María de la Torre ranks 2,017 out of 2,272Before him are Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Kriengsak Kovitvanit, Ravi Zacharias, Sergio Obeso Rivera, Francisco Robles Ortega, and Eugênio Sales. After him are Stanisław Wielgus, Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano, Maturino Blanchet, Luigi Giuseppe Lasagna, Teemu Sippo, and Edmund Szoka.

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Among people born in 1873, Carlos María de la Torre ranks 138Before him are Ioannis Chrysafis, Julieta Lanteri, Edwin Flack, Oskari Tokoi, Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov, and Étienne Desmarteau. After him are Francisco Villota, Jānis Endzelīns, Gombojab Tsybikov, Juan Corzo, Carlos Mendieta, and Karl Jatho. Among people deceased in 1968, Carlos María de la Torre ranks 168Before him are Branislav Sekulić, Alfredo Foglino, Armand Blanchonnet, Pietro Pastore, Arnulf Øverland, and Panagiotis Pavlidis. After him are Eivar Widlund, Marcel Pinel, Fedde Schurer, Archie Mayo, Charles Henry Bartlett, and Albert Dekker.

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Among people born in Ecuador, Carlos María de la Torre ranks 32 out of 108Before him are Osvaldo Hurtado (1939), Pancho Segura (1921), Guillermo Rodríguez (1924), Vicente Rocafuerte (1783), Antonio José González Zumárraga (1925), and Jorge Icaza Coronel (1906). After him are Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río (1893), Antonio Flores Jijón (1833), Bernardino Echeverría Ruiz (1912), Jorge Enrique Adoum (1926), Luis Cordero Crespo (1833), and Isidro Ayora (1879).


Among religious figures born in Ecuador, Carlos María de la Torre ranks 3Before him are Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (1934) and Antonio José González Zumárraga (1925). After him are Bernardino Echeverría Ruiz (1912).