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Dominic Savio

1842 - 1857

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Dominic Savio (Italian: Domenico Savio; 2 April 1842 – 9 March 1857) was an Italian student of John Bosco. He was studying to be a priest when he became ill and died at the age of 14, possibly from pleurisy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dominic Savio has received more than 665,188 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Dominic Savio is the 461st most popular religious figure (up from 504th in 2019), the 547th most popular biography from Italy (up from 622nd in 2019) and the 211th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Dominic Savio is most famous for his speech at the March on Washington in 1963. He was a Catholic priest and a civil rights activist.

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Among religious figures, Dominic Savio ranks 461 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Constantine, Beatrice Portinari, Pope Hyginus, Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pope John XIV, and Zaynab bint Ali. After him are Charbel Makhlouf, Aloysius Gonzaga, Vincent of Saragossa, Pope Leo VII, Saint Menas, and Pope Sisinnius.

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Among people born in 1842, Dominic Savio ranks 9Before him are Peter Kropotkin, Alfred Marshall, Stéphane Mallarmé, Jules Massenet, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Karl May. After him are Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, James Dewar, and Arrigo Boito. Among people deceased in 1857, Dominic Savio ranks 7Before him are Auguste Comte, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Carl Czerny, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Eugène François Vidocq, and Mikhail Glinka. After him are Alfred de Musset, Eugène Sue, Francis Beaufort, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, and Pierre-Jean de Béranger.

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Among people born in Italy, Dominic Savio ranks 547 out of 4,668Before him are Elena Ferrante (1943), Marsilius of Padua (1275), Octavia the Younger (-69), Pope John XIV (1000), Cosima Wagner (1837), and Giuseppe Piazzi (1746). After him are Gentile Bellini (1429), Aloysius Gonzaga (1568), Philip of Swabia (1177), Ennius (-239), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), and Charles III of Naples (1345).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Dominic Savio ranks 211Before him are Pope Telesphorus (100), Pope John III (520), Pope Zephyrinus (150), Pope Stephen VIII (900), Beatrice Portinari (1265), and Pope John XIV (1000). After him are Aloysius Gonzaga (1568), Pope Leo VII (900), Pope Pontian (200), Saint Rosalia (1130), Pope Soter (120), and Pope Silverius (490).