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John of God

1495 - 1550

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John of God, OH (Portuguese: João de Deus; Spanish: Juan de Dios; Latin: Joannes Dei; 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 worldwide Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor, sick, and those suffering from mental disorders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of God has received more than 406,673 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). John of God is the 712th most popular religious figure (down from 627th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Portugal (down from 57th in 2019) and the 5th 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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Among religious figures, John of God ranks 712 out of 2,238Before him are Menno Simons, Said Nursî, Leonard of Noblac, Hippolytus of Rome, Evagrius Ponticus, and Martin Bucer. After him are Pat Garrett, Mesud II, Philip the Evangelist, Ivo of Kermartin, La Voisin, and Melania the Younger.

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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, Jan van Scorel, Clément Marot, Barbara Zápolya, Enrique of Malacca, Louis X, Duke of Bavaria, Nicolas Gombert, Giampietrino, and Melchior Hoffman. Among people deceased in 1550, John of God ranks 1After 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, Jón Arason, Pir Sultan Abdal, Gian Giorgio Trissino, Ambrosius Benson, and Sebald Beham.

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Among people born in Portugal, John of God ranks 73 out of 555Before him are Isaac Abarbanel (1437), Constance of Aragon (1179), Peter III of Portugal (1717), Barbara of Portugal (1711), Diego Columbus (1479), and Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (1397). After him are Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal (1887), Fernando Santos (1954), Sancho II of Portugal (1209), Uriel da Costa (1585), João Manuel, Prince of Portugal (1537), and António de Spínola (1910).


Among religious figures born in Portugal, John of God ranks 5Before him are Anthony of Padua (1195), Pope Damasus I (305), Pope John XXI (1215), and Sister Lúcia (1907). After him are Beatrice of Silva (1424), Pelagio Galvani (1165), José Saraiva Martins (1932), António de Andrade (1580), John de Britto (1647), Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938), and José Policarpo (1936).