Gemma Galgani

1878 - 1903

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Maria Gemma Umberta Galgani (12 March 1878 – 11 April 1903), also known as Saint 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 515,135 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Gemma Galgani is the 690th most popular religious figure (down from 619th in 2019), the 931st most popular biography from Italy (down from 809th in 2019) and the 265th 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 690 out of 2,272Before her are Hillel the Elder, Piruz Nahavandi, Antipope Anacletus II, Robert of Molesme, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, and Joan Enric Vives Sicília. After her are Emma Morano, Jacob Frank, Al-Nasa'i, Adnan, Apollinaris of Ravenna, and Sun Myung Moon.

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Among people born in 1878, Gemma Galgani ranks 18Before her are Lucien Febvre, Pyotr Wrangel, Alfred Döblin, Ferenc Molnár, Paul Reynaud, and Milan Nedić. After her are Iwane Matsui, Gustav Radbruch, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Shigeru Yoshida, and Arthur Scherbius. Among people deceased in 1903, Gemma Galgani ranks 13Before her are Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Alexander I of Serbia, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Otto Weininger, and Hugo Wolf. After her are Gotse Delchev, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Calamity Jane, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Camillo Sitte, and Draga Mašin.

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Among people born in Italy, Gemma Galgani ranks 931 out of 4,088Before her are John Singer Sargent (1856), Sebastiano del Piombo (1485), Franco Modigliani (1918), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Alessandro Algardi (1595), and Giuliano da Sangallo (1445). After her are Dino De Laurentiis (1919), Emma Morano (1899), Alberto Sordi (1920), Francesco II Sforza (1495), Eleonora Gonzaga (1630), and Beatrice of Naples (1457).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Gemma Galgani ranks 265Before her are Romuald (951), John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Leo VIII (900), Saint Cajetan (1480), Frances of Rome (1384), and Antipope Anacletus II (1090). After her are Emma Morano (1899), Antipope Boniface VII (1000), Antipope Ursicinus (400), Antipope Nicholas V (1260), Saint Susanna (280), and Peter Chrysologus (380).