Clare of Assisi

1193 - 1253

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Clare of Assisi (16 July 1194 – 11 August 1253, born Chiara Offreduccio and sometimes spelled Clara, Clair, Claire, Sinclair, etc.) is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the first set of monastic guidelines known to have been written by a woman. Following her death, the order she founded was renamed in her honour as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clare of Assisi has received more than 1,081,146 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Clare of Assisi is the 112th most popular religious figure (down from 111th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 128th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Clare of Assisi is most famous for being the founder of the order of the Poor Clares, a monastic order of nuns.

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Among religious figures, Clare of Assisi ranks 112 out of 2,272Before her are Pope Gregory XVI, Saint Sebastian, Pope Clement I, Pope Urban VIII, Pope Urban VII, and Pope Pius V. After her are Pope Sylvester I, Albertus Magnus, Francis Xavier, Catherine of Siena, Pope Pius VI, and Job.

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Among people born in 1193, Clare of Assisi ranks 1After her is Minhaj-i-Siraj. Among people deceased in 1253, Clare of Assisi ranks 1After her are Dōgen, Theobald I of Navarre, Robert Grosseteste, Violant of Hungary, Wenceslaus I of Bohemia, Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Otto II, Duke of Bavaria, Henry I of Cyprus, Vykintas, and Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy.

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Among people born in Italy, Clare of Assisi ranks 132 out of 4,088Before her are Pope Clement I (40), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Pope Urban VIII (1568), Pope Urban VII (1521), Pope Pius V (1504), and Plautus (-254). After her are Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Nerva (30), Donato Bramante (1443), Sergio Leone (1929), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), and Pope Sylvester I (300).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Clare of Assisi ranks 33Before her are Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Gregory XVI (1765), Pope Clement I (40), Pope Urban VIII (1568), Pope Urban VII (1521), and Pope Pius V (1504). After her are Pope Sylvester I (300), Catherine of Siena (1347), Pope Pius VI (1717), Pope Pius VIII (1761), Agatha of Sicily (235), and Pope Leo XII (1760).