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Gemma Galgani

1878 - 1903

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Gemma Umberta Maria Galgani (12 March 1878 – 11 April 1903), also known as Gemma of Lucca, was an Italian mystic, venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church since 1940. She has been called the "daughter of the Passion" because of her profound imitation of the Passion of Christ. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gemma Galgani has received more than 690,444 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gemma Galgani is the 758th most popular religious figure (down from 689th in 2019), the 1,070th most popular biography from Italy (down from 931st in 2019) and the 272nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Gemma Galgani is most famous for her ability to eat large amounts of food without gaining weight.

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Among religious figures, Gemma Galgani ranks 758 out of 2,238Before her are Arnulf of Metz, Mary of Bethany, Lucile Randon, Saint Susanna, Bruno of Querfurt, and Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. After her are Mikao Usui, Abdullah ibn Saba', Sun Myung Moon, William of Gellone, Hans Egede, and Agabus.

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Among people born in 1878, Gemma Galgani ranks 22Before her are Paul Reynaud, Milan Nedić, Iwane Matsui, Gustav Radbruch, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, and Shigeru Yoshida. After her are Louis Chevrolet, Yakov Yurovsky, Eileen Gray, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Elizabeth Arden, and Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria. Among people deceased in 1903, Gemma Galgani ranks 17Before her are Otto Weininger, Hugo Wolf, Gotse Delchev, Calamity Jane, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. After her are Vasily Dokuchaev, Draga Mašin, Camillo Sitte, Richard Jordan Gatling, Marcel Renault, and Sabino Arana.

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Among people born in Italy, Gemma Galgani ranks 1,070 out of 4,668Before her are Tigellinus (10), Johann Maria Farina (1685), Barbara Strozzi (1619), Maria Theresa of Savoy (1756), Sandro Mazzola (1942), and Daniele da Volterra (1509). After her are Giacomo Carissimi (1605), Giacomo Matteotti (1885), Sebastian Cabot (1484), Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal (1589), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920), and Francesco Geminiani (1687).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Gemma Galgani ranks 272Before her are Emma Morano (1899), Andrea Amati (1505), Saint Cajetan (1480), Antipope Boniface VII (1000), Angela of Foligno (1248), and Saint Susanna (280). After her are Giuseppe Moscati (1880), Juliana of Nicomedia (285), Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), Giovanni Battista Re (1934), Saint Maurus (512), and Romano Guardini (1885).