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Frances of Rome

1384 - 1440

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Frances of Rome, Obl.S.B. (Italian: Santa Francesca Romana, Latin: Sāncta Francisca Rōmāna) (1384 – March 9, 1440) was an Italian Catholic mystic, organizer of charitable services and a Benedictine oblate who founded a religious community of oblates, who share a common life without religious vows. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frances of Rome has received more than 260,726 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Frances of Rome is the 700th most popular religious figure (down from 668th in 2019), the 952nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 899th in 2019) and the 261st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Frances of Rome is most famous for her writings. She was the first woman to write in Latin.

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Among religious figures, Frances of Rome ranks 700 out of 2,238Before her are Canaan, John Henry Newman, Margaret of Hungary, Antipope Anacletus II, Saint Eligius, and Obadiah. After her are Radha, Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, Mattathias, Al-Nasa'i, Gertrude of Nivelles, and Menno Simons.

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Among people born in 1384, Frances of Rome ranks 1After her are Yolande of Aragon, Khalil Sultan, Anthony, Duke of Brabant, Lê Lợi, and John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. Among people deceased in 1440, Frances of Rome ranks 3Before her are Gilles de Rais and Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg. After her are Sigismund Kęstutaitis, Cennino Cennini, Itzcoatl, Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg, and Irene Gattilusio.

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Among people born in Italy, Frances of Rome ranks 952 out of 4,668Before her are Guy III of Spoleto (900), Alessandro Marcello (1673), Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), Lucia Bosè (1931), Arrigo Boito (1842), and Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria (1777). After her are Marcus Atilius Regulus (-299), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), Carla Bruni (1967), Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1562), and Titus Labienus (-100).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Frances of Rome ranks 261Before her are Giulia Farnese (1474), Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Angelo Sodano (1927), Silas (1), Antipope Ursicinus (400), and Antipope Anacletus II (1090). After her are Hippolytus of Rome (170), Melania the Younger (383), Antipope Nicholas V (1260), Romuald (951), Emma Morano (1899), and Andrea Amati (1505).