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John de Britto

1647 - 1693

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John de Britto, SJ (also spelled Brito; Portuguese: João de Brito), also known as Arul Anandar, (born in Lisbon, Portugal on 1 March 1647 – died at Orur, Tamil Nadu, India on 4 February 1693) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr, often called "the Portuguese St Francis Xavier" by Indian Catholics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John de Britto has received more than 160,293 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. John de Britto is the 1,618th most popular religious figure, the 220th most popular biography from Portugal and the 10th most popular Portuguese Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, John de Britto ranks 1,618 out of 2,238Before him are Trifko Grabež, Eucherius of Lyon, Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Shushanik, Evodius, and Alexander of Jerusalem. After him are Christoph Bernhard von Galen, Gorazd, Aëtius of Antioch, Adolf Bertram, Samuel Wilson, and Gjon Buzuku.

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Among people born in 1647, John de Britto ranks 15Before him are Constantine Phaulkon, Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Elisabeth Hevelius, William Louis, Duke of Württemberg, and Petter Dass.  Among people deceased in 1693, John de Britto ranks 15Before him are Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Elisabeth Hevelius, Maria van Oosterwijck, John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Willem van de Velde the Elder, and Johann Caspar Kerll. After him are Laurent Cassegrain, Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, and Jan Andrzej Morsztyn.

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Among people born in Portugal, John de Britto ranks 220 out of 555Before him are Jorge Álvares (1401), Infanta Ana de Jesus Maria of Braganza (1806), José Sócrates (1957), Afonso, Duke of Porto (1865), Garcia de Orta (1499), and Maria de Medeiros (1965). After him are Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938), Teodósio I, Duke of Braganza (1510), Damião de Góis (1502), Miguel Torga (1907), António José de Almeida (1866), and Paulo Bento (1969).


Among religious figures born in Portugal, John de Britto ranks 10Before him are Sister Lúcia (1907), John of God (1495), Beatrice of Silva (1424), Pelagio Galvani (1165), José Saraiva Martins (1932), and António de Andrade (1580). After him are Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938), José Policarpo (1936), Manuel Clemente (1948), Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira (1888), Simão Rodrigues (1510), and António Ribeiro (1928).