Charles Borromeo

1538 - 1584

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Charles Borromeo (Italian: Carlo Borromeo; Latin: Carolus Borromeus; 2 October 1538 – 3 November 1584) was the Archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584 and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was a leading figure of the Counter-Reformation combat against the Protestant Reformation together with Ignatius of Loyola and Philip Neri. In that role he was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Borromeo has received more than 537,334 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Borromeo is the 252nd most popular religious figure (down from 210th in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from Italy (down from 255th in 2019) and the 110th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Charles Borromeo was a Roman Catholic cardinal who is most famous for his work in reforming the clergy and for his patronage of the arts.

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Among religious figures, Charles Borromeo ranks 252 out of 2,272Before him are Vitus, Pope Martin IV, Pope Innocent II, Pope Celestine I, Photios I of Constantinople, and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj. After him are Pope Liberius, Vincent de Paul, Belshazzar, Pope Adeodatus I, Sabbatai Zevi, and Pope Anicetus.

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Among people born in 1538, Charles Borromeo ranks 1After him are Christopher Clavius, Caesar Baronius, Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Maeda Toshiie, Giovanni Battista Guarini, Louis of Nassau, Turibius of Mogrovejo, Hōjō Ujimasa, Infanta Maria of Guimarães, and Ashikaga Yoshihide. Among people deceased in 1584, Charles Borromeo ranks 3Before him are Ivan the Terrible and William the Silent. After him are Francis, Duke of Anjou, Yi I, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Jan Kochanowski, Balthasar Gérard, Marcantonio Colonna, Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, and Pieter Pourbus.

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Among people born in Italy, Charles Borromeo ranks 300 out of 4,088Before him are Gaius Cassius Longinus (-87), Pope Innocent II (1100), Lisa del Giocondo (1479), Christine de Pizan (1365), Pope Celestine I (400), and Duccio (1255). After him are Pope Liberius (310), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Gaius Gracchus (-154), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), and Sallust (-86).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Charles Borromeo ranks 110Before him are Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Julius I (300), Pope Innocent I (378), Vitus (290), Pope Innocent II (1100), and Pope Celestine I (400). After him are Pope Liberius (310), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Saint Cecilia (200), Pope Paul I (700), Pope John X (860), and Pope Paul II (1417).