RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Ignatius of Loyola

1491 - 1556

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Ignatius of Loyola (born Iñigo López de Oñaz y Loyola; Basque: Ignazio Loiolakoa; Spanish: Ignacio de Loyola; Latin: Ignatius de Loyola; c.  23 October 1491 – 31 July 1556), venerated as Saint Ignatius of Loyola, was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who together with Peter Faber and Francis Xavier founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541. The Jesuit order is dedicated to teaching and missionary work. Its members are bound by a special (fourth) vow of obedience to the sovereign pontiff to be ready to fulfill special papal missions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ignatius of Loyola has received more than 2,717,790 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia. Ignatius of Loyola is the 37th most popular religious figure (up from 38th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Spain and the most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

Ignatius of Loyola is most famous for being the founder of the Jesuits.

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Ignatius of Loyola ranks 37 out of 2,272Before him are Pope John Paul I, John the Apostle, Pope Pius XII, 14th Dalai Lama, Isaac, and Saul. After him are Anthony of Padua, Pope Gregory I, Joshua, Bartholomew the Apostle, Thomas the Apostle, and Husayn ibn Ali.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1491, Ignatius of Loyola ranks 2Before him is Henry VIII of England. After him are Jacques Cartier, Zhengde Emperor, Francesco Melzi, Martin Bucer, Lapu-Lapu, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Nicolò da Ponte, Francisco de Sá de Miranda, and Teofilo Folengo. Among people deceased in 1556, Ignatius of Loyola ranks 1After him are Fuzûlî, Pietro Aretino, Humayun, Lorenzo Lotto, Thomas Cranmer, Saitō Dōsan, Martin Agricola, Frederick II, Elector Palatine, Maximus the Greek, Richard Chancellor, and Hemu.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Ignatius of Loyola ranks 17 out of 2,595Before him are Averroes (1126), Hernán Cortés (1485), Theodosius I (340), Hadrian (76), Philip II of Spain (1527), and Isabella I of Castile (1451). After him are Pope Alexander VI (1431), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joanna of Castile (1479), Catherine of Aragon (1485), and Joan Miró (1893).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Spain

Among religious figures born in Spain, Ignatius of Loyola ranks 1After him are Pope Alexander VI (1431), Maimonides (1138), Teresa of Ávila (1515), Saint Dominic (1170), Saint Lawrence (225), Francis Xavier (1506), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Tomás de Torquemada (1420), John of the Cross (1542), Antipope Benedict XIII (1328), and Vincent of Saragossa (300).