Catherine of Bologna

1413 - 1463

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Catherine of Bologna [Caterina de' Vigri] (8 September 1413 – 9 March 1463) was an Italian Poor Clare nun, writer, teacher, mystic, artist, and saint. The patron saint of artists and against temptations, Catherine de' Vigri was venerated for nearly three centuries in her native Bologna before being formally canonized in 1712. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine of Bologna has received more than 233,985 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Catherine of Bologna is the 1,862nd most popular writer (down from 1,481st in 2019), the 1,828th most popular biography from Italy and the 130th most popular Italian Writer.

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Among writers, Catherine of Bologna ranks 1,862 out of 5,794Before her are Rolf Hochhuth, Michel Leiris, Thomas Wyatt, John of Ruusbroec, John of Ephesus, and Menander Protector. After her are Avitus of Vienne, Dorothy Parker, Alexandre Benois, Zeki Müren, Frans Sammut, and Philippe de Commines.

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Among people born in 1413, Catherine of Bologna ranks 3Before her are Louis, Duke of Savoy and Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg. After her are Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Marco Barbarigo, Giosafat Barbaro, and Abd-al-Razzāq Samarqandī. Among people deceased in 1463, Catherine of Bologna ranks 7Before her are François Villon, Marie of Anjou, Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia, David of Trebizond, Albert VI, Archduke of Austria, and Flavio Biondo. After her are Isidore of Kiev, Didacus of Alcalá, John IV, Duke of Bavaria, and Mary of Guelders.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Catherine of Bologna ranks 1,828 out of 4,088Before her are Niccolò de' Niccoli (1365), Giuseppe Terragni (1904), Natalie of Serbia (1859), Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma (1635), Antonio Rosmini (1797), and Paolo Veneziano (1300). After her are Vincenzo Coronelli (1650), Ettore Bastico (1876), Giovanni Baglione (1566), Carmine Crocco (1830), Mario Corso (1941), and Vespasiano I Gonzaga (1531).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Catherine of Bologna ranks 130Before her are Jacopone da Todi (1236), Aloysius Bertrand (1807), Frédéric Ozanam (1813), Moschus (-200), Tavo Burat (1932), and Niccolò de' Niccoli (1365). After her are Cesare Zavattini (1902), Luigi Illica (1857), Eugenio Barba (1936), Ottavio Rinuccini (1562), Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478), and Nigidius Figulus (-98).