Gianna Beretta Molla

1922 - 1962

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Gianna Beretta Molla (4 October 1922 – 28 April 1962) was an Italian Roman Catholic pediatrician. Although aware of the fatal consequences, Molla refused both a termination of pregnancy and a hysterectomy during her pregnancy with her fourth child. Molla's medical career followed the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church; she believed in following her conscience while coming to the aid of others who required assistance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gianna Beretta Molla has received more than 576,486 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Gianna Beretta Molla is the 972nd most popular religious figure (down from 869th in 2019), the 1,452nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,289th in 2019) and the 312th most popular Religious Figure.

Gianna Beretta Molla was a doctor who was killed in the 1980 Bologna bombing.

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Among religious figures, Gianna Beretta Molla ranks 972 out of 2,238Before her are Antipope Paschal, David Yonggi Cho, Lillian Asplund, Fulgentius of Ruspe, Mary Ann Nichols, and Marcabru. After her are Mark of Ephesus, Lawrence of Brindisi, Ascanio Sforza, Henri de Lubac, Johann Eck, and Augustine of Canterbury.

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Among people born in 1922, Gianna Beretta Molla ranks 83Before her are Arthur Penn, Karl-Otto Apel, Annemarie Schimmel, Elmer Bernstein, Abdul Razak Hussein, and Veronica Lake. After her are Charles Mingus, Leon M. Lederman, Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Marek Edelman, Damiano Damiani, and Fikret Amirov. Among people deceased in 1962, Gianna Beretta Molla ranks 45Before her are Shunroku Hata, André Lhote, Ivan Meštrović, Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg, Dušan Simović, and Aleksei Antonov. After her are M. Visvesvaraya, Princess Helen of Serbia, Natalia Sedova, Thomas Mitchell, Leonardo De Lorenzo, and Lei Feng.

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Among people born in Italy, Gianna Beretta Molla ranks 1,452 out of 4,668Before her are Authari (540), Massimiliano Allegri (1967), Vladimir Bartol (1903), Mariotto Albertinelli (1474), Amadeus II, Count of Savoy (1050), and Vittoria della Rovere (1622). After her are Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily (1779), Anna d'Este (1531), Ugolino della Gherardesca (1220), Lawrence of Brindisi (1559), Ascanio Sforza (1455), and Augustine of Canterbury (510).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Gianna Beretta Molla ranks 312Before her are Scipione Borghese (1577), Felicitas of Rome (101), Pietro Parolin (1955), Praxedes (100), Paula of Rome (347), and Vincent Pallotti (1795). After her are Lawrence of Brindisi (1559), Ascanio Sforza (1455), Augustine of Canterbury (510), Benedict the Moor (1526), Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (1566), and Arsenius the Great (354).