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Joseph of Cupertino

1603 - 1663

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Joseph of Cupertino (Copertino), OFM Conv. (Italian: Giuseppe da Copertino; 17 June 1603 – 18 September 1663) was an Italian Conventual Franciscan friar who is honored as a Christian mystic and saint. According to traditional Franciscan accounts, he was "remarkably unclever", but experienced miraculous levitation and ecstatic visions throughout his life which made him the object of scorn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph of Cupertino has received more than 687,512 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Joseph of Cupertino is the 567th most popular religious figure (down from 555th in 2019), the 659th most popular biography from Italy (up from 693rd in 2019) and the 229th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Joseph of Cupertino was a Franciscan friar who is most famous for his ability to levitate.

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Among religious figures, Joseph of Cupertino ranks 567 out of 2,238Before him are Muadh ibn Jabal, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Vincent Ferrer, Hasan al-Askari, Pope Mark, and Djet. After him are Seraphim of Sarov, Rose of Lima, Camillus de Lellis, Pope Donus, Ibn Majah, and Pope Benedict V.

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Among people born in 1603, Joseph of Cupertino ranks 2Before him is Abel Tasman. After him are Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Lennart Torstensson, Adam Olearius, Aert van der Neer, Michel Le Tellier, Yerofey Khabarov, Francesco Furini, Marco Uccellini, Fasilides, and Johannes Cocceius. Among people deceased in 1663, Joseph of Cupertino ranks 1After him are Christine of France, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, Heinrich Scheidemann, and Giancarlo de' Medici.

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Among people born in Italy, Joseph of Cupertino ranks 659 out of 4,668Before him are Cassiodorus (487), Agathocles of Syracuse (-361), Theano (-600), Pope Sergius II (800), Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685), and Pope Mark (290). After him are Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe (1749), Catherine Cornaro (1454), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), Pietro da Cortona (1596), Camillus de Lellis (1550), and Marozia (890).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Joseph of Cupertino ranks 229Before him are Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope Anastasius II (450), Angela Merici (1474), Pope John XIII (930), Pope Sergius II (800), and Pope Mark (290). After him are Camillus de Lellis (1550), Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), Pope Agapetus I (490), Paul the Deacon (720), and Pope Marcellinus (250).