Hugh O'Flaherty

1898 - 1963

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Hugh O'Flaherty (28 February 1898 – 30 October 1963), was an Irish Catholic priest and senior official of the Roman Curia, and a significant figure in Catholic resistance to Nazism. During World War II, O'Flaherty was responsible for saving 6,500 Allied soldiers and Jews. His ability to evade the traps set by the German Gestapo and Sicherheitsdienst (SD), earned O'Flaherty the nickname "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugh O'Flaherty has received more than 393,467 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Hugh O'Flaherty is the 1,936th most popular religious figure, the 181st most popular biography from Ireland and the 13th most popular Irish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Hugh O'Flaherty ranks 1,936 out of 2,272Before him are Salvatore De Giorgi, Leonid Stadnyk, Anselmo Lorenzo, Pope Theonas of Alexandria, László Lékai, and John Patrick Foley. After him are Ísleifur Gissurarson, Pino Puglisi, Louis Raphaël I Sako, Carlos Osoro Sierra, Pope Timothy I of Alexandria, and James Michael Harvey.

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Among people born in 1898, Hugh O'Flaherty ranks 182Before him are Henry Luce, Norman Vincent Peale, Grace Moore, Blind Willie McTell, Preston Sturges, and Rosa Chacel. After him are Shirley Booth, John Grierson, Félix Sesúmaga, Jim Fouché, Riichi Yokomitsu, and Vasily Lebedev-Kumach. Among people deceased in 1963, Hugh O'Flaherty ranks 134Before him are Sabu Dastagir, Dick Powell, Louis Bastien, Al St. John, Sonny Clark, and József Turay. After him are Ernie Davis, Artur Lemba, Abram Deborin, Cilly Aussem, Charles Winslow, and Arthur Jonath.

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Among people born in Ireland, Hugh O'Flaherty ranks 181 out of 460Before him are Veronica Guerin (1958), Pat McDonald (1878), Ronnie Drew (1934), George Allman (1812), Elizabeth Bowen (1899), and Seán T. O'Kelly (1882). After him are John Boyne (1971), Dorothea Jordan (1761), Jason O'Mara (1972), Pat Cox (1952), William Orpen (1878), and George Abraham Grierson (1851).


Among religious figures born in Ireland, Hugh O'Flaherty ranks 13Before him are Saint Kilian (640), Kevin of Glendalough (498), Dymphna (700), Coloman of Stockerau (1000), Aidan of Lindisfarne (600), and Adomnán (624). After him are Desmond Connell (1926), Seán Brady (1939), and Geoffrey Keating (1569).