Joseph Calasanz

1556 - 1648

Joseph Calasanz

Joseph Calasanz, Sch.P. (Spanish: José de Calasanz; Italian: Giuseppe Calasanzio), (September 11, 1557 – August 25, 1648), also known as Joseph Calasanctius and Josephus a Matre Dei, was a Spanish Catholic priest, educator and the founder of the Pious Schools, providing free education to the sons of the poor, and the Religious Order that ran them, commonly known as the Piarists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Calasanz has received more than 76,801 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 156th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Joseph Calasanz ranks 155 out of 438Before him are Albert of Riga, Bernard Kouchner, Guy de Chauliac, Tasuku Honjo, Kitasato Shibasaburō, and Pietro Andrea Mattioli. After him are Andrew Schally, August von Wassermann, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Virginia Apgar, Fernando J. Corbató, and Ctesias.

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Among people born in 1556, Joseph Calasanz ranks 3Before him are Anne Hathaway and Carlo Maderno. After him are Sophia Brahe, Adriaen de Vries, Otto van Veen, Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, and Isaac Oliver. Among people deceased in 1648, Joseph Calasanz ranks 6Before him are Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, Christian IV of Denmark, Władysław IV Vasa, Marin Mersenne, and Tirso de Molina. After him are Claudia de' Medici, George I Rákóczi, Claude Françoise de Lorraine, Caspar Barlaeus, Vincent Voiture, and Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Joseph Calasanz ranks 320 out of 1,895Before him are Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867), Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), Henry I of Castile (1204), Rosalía de Castro (1837), John of Ávila (1500), and Pompeia Plotina (65). After him are Eduardo Chillida (1924), Carles Puyol (1978), Charles, Prince of Viana (1421), Alfonso V of León (994), Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1401), and Al-Hakam I (770).


Among physicians born in Spain, Joseph Calasanz ranks 5Before him are Michael Servetus (1509), Al-Zahrawi (936), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), and Ibn Zuhr (1091). After him are Gérard Encausse (1865), Severo Ochoa (1905), Leander of Seville (534), and Hasdai ibn Shaprut (910).

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