Felix of Cantalice

1515 - 1587

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Felix of Cantalice, OFMCap (Italian: Felice da Cantalice; 18 May 1515 – 18 May 1587) was an Italian Capuchin friar of the 16th century. Canonized by Pope Clement XI in 1712, he was the first Capuchin friar to be named a saint. He worked as a shepherd and farmhand until he was twenty-eight. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix of Cantalice has received more than 57,590 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Felix of Cantalice is the 1,069th most popular religious figure (down from 952nd in 2019), the 1,581st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,368th in 2019) and the 322nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Felix of Cantalice ranks 1,069 out of 3,187Before him are Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Margaret of Cortona, Paul of the Cross, Stefan Wyszyński, Yolanda of Poland, and Al-Shadhili. After him are Valentin Haüy, Shaykh Tusi, Diego de Landa, Euthymius the Great, Jacob Baradaeus, and Pope Sisinnius.

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Among people born in 1515, Felix of Cantalice ranks 13Before him are Mary of Guise, Pierre Lescot, Piali Pasha, Petrus Ramus, Sebastian Castellio, and Cipriano de Rore. After him are Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł, Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Johann Weyer, Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, Hōjō Ujiyasu, and Margaret Douglas. Among people deceased in 1587, Felix of Cantalice ranks 7Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Occhiali, Gotthard Kettler, Bianca Cappello, and Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. After him are Ōtomo Sōrin, Ōmura Sumitada, Hai Rui, John Foxe, Francisco Hernández de Toledo, and Caspar Olevian.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Felix of Cantalice ranks 1,581 out of 5,161Before him are Myia (-600), Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2), Paul of the Cross (1694), Galeria Valeria (300), Frederick the Simple (1342), and Filippo Taglioni (1777). After him are Radagaisus (400), Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma (1612), Bernardo Strozzi (1581), Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Roberto Donadoni (1963), and Theodora (900).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Felix of Cantalice ranks 322Before him are Mariano Rampolla (1843), Fausto Sozzini (1539), Sergio Sebastiani (1931), Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (1566), Margaret of Cortona (1247), and Paul of the Cross (1694). After him are Felicitas of Rome (101), Anthony Maria Zaccaria (1502), Alfredo Ottaviani (1890), Nicholas of Tolentino (1245), Pope Pontian (200), and Emma Morano (1899).