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Chiara Badano

1971 - 1990

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Chiara Badano (October 29, 1971 – October 7, 1990) was an Italian teenager who has been beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. At age nine she joined the Focolare Movement and received the nickname "Luce" ("light") by the founder Chiara Lubich. When she was 16, she was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a painful bone cancer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chiara Badano has received more than 435,413 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Chiara Badano is the 2,395th most popular religious figure (down from 2,096th in 2019), the 3,392nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 3,276th in 2019) and the 508th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Chiara Badano ranks 2,395 out of 2,238Before her are Arlindo Gomes Furtado, Cædmon, Renato Corti, Pope Timothy I of Alexandria, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, and Carlos Aguiar Retes. After her are Jānis Endzelīns, Francisco Robles Ortega, Phạm Minh Mẫn, Raymond E. Brown, Jean Marcel Honoré, and Evagrius of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 1971, Chiara Badano ranks 165Before her are Christian Fittipaldi, Amira Casar, Moritz Bleibtreu, Noah Hathaway, Missy Elliott, and Alan Tudyk. After her are Jim Root, Gina Raimondo, Go Hyun-jung, Daniel Powter, Duncan Jones, and Jonny Greenwood. Among people deceased in 1990, Chiara Badano ranks 204Before her are Aleksandra Chudina, Manuel Anatol, Mary Martin, Lotte Jacobi, Frédéric Rossif, and Oscarino Costa Silva. After her are Max Bense, Giorgio Ghezzi, Bahriye Üçok, Arthur Samuel, Georges Lacombe, and Joel de Oliveira Monteiro.

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Among people born in Italy, Chiara Badano ranks 3,392 out of 4,668Before her are Fabio Casartelli (1970), Renato Corti (1936), Enzo Ghinazzi (1955), Mario Magnozzi (1902), Arturo Gatti (1972), and Fulvio Collovati (1957). After her are Uberto De Morpurgo (1896), Fausto Bertinotti (1940), Eusebio Castigliano (1921), Giancarlo Bergamini (1926), Loris Capirossi (1973), and Gino Pivatelli (1933).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Chiara Badano ranks 508Before her are Salvatore De Giorgi (1930), Roberto Tucci (1921), Domenico Mezzadri (1867), Fiorenzo Angelini (1916), Giovanni Cheli (1918), and Renato Corti (1936). After her are Mario Francesco Pompedda (1929), Matteo Zuppi (1955), Ersilio Tonini (1914), Lorenzo Piretto (1942), Giuseppe Petrocchi (1948), and Severino Poletto (1933).