John of God

1495 - 1550

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John of God, OH (Portuguese: João de Deus; Spanish: Juan de Dios; born João Duarte Cidade; March 8, 1495 – March 8, 1550) was a Portuguese soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, a Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor, sick and those with mental disorders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of God has received more than 468,096 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John of God is the 710th most popular religious figure (up from 735th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Portugal (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Portuguese Religious Figure.

John of god is a spiritual healer who specializes in the healing of physical, emotional, and mental conditions. He is most famous for his work with people who are terminally ill.

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year John of God has had the most page views in the with 103,864 views, followed by English (64,972), and Portuguese (14,169). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (95.70%), Sinhalese (70.82%), and Hebrew (69.70%)


Among religious figures, John of God ranks 710 out of 3,187Before him are Epiphanius of Salamis, Thomas Wolsey, Émile Benveniste, Johann Tetzel, Gertrude of Nivelles, and Athenagoras I of Constantinople. After him are Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Hillel the Elder, Lucile Randon, Atiśa, Angelo Sodano, and Ananias of Damascus.

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Among people born in 1495, John of God ranks 3Before him are Cuauhtémoc, and Francesco II Sforza. After him are Petrus Apianus, Enrique of Malacca, Clément Marot, Jan van Scorel, Barbara Zápolya, Louis X, Duke of Bavaria, Giampietrino, Nicolas Gombert, and Luigi Alamanni. Among people deceased in 1550, John of God ranks 2Before him is Jang-geum. After him are William IV, Duke of Bavaria, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Claude, Duke of Guise, Andrea Alciato, Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Françoise d'Alençon, Tabinshwehti, Jón Arason, Gian Giorgio Trissino, and Pir Sultan Abdal.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, John of God ranks 68 out of 633Before him are Carmen Miranda (1909), Diogo Dias (1450), Jorge Jesus (1954), Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile (1428), Manoel de Oliveira (1908), and Jorge Sampaio (1939). After him are Maria João Pires (1944), Catherine of Braganza (1638), Barbara of Portugal (1711), Francisco de Almeida (1450), Uriel da Costa (1585), and Sancho II of Portugal (1209).


Among religious figures born in Portugal, John of God ranks 4Before him are Anthony of Padua (1195), Pope John XXI (1215), and Sister Lúcia (1907). After him are Cristóvão Ferreira (1580), Beatrice of Silva (1424), Alexandrina of Balazar (1904), José Saraiva Martins (1932), Pelagio Galvani (1165), John de Britto (1647), Manuel Clemente (1948), and Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938).