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Katharine Drexel

1858 - 1955

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Katharine Drexel, SBS (born Catherine Mary Drexel; November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955) was an American Catholic heiress, philanthropist, religious sister, and educator. In 1891, she founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, a religious order serving Black and Indigenous Americans. Canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000, Drexel was the second person born in what is now the United States to be made a saint and the first who was born a U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katharine Drexel has received more than 634,179 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Katharine Drexel is the 2,536th most popular religious figure (down from 2,153rd in 2019), the 10,532nd most popular biography from United States (down from 9,281st in 2019) and the 86th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Katharine Drexel ranks 2,536 out of 2,238Before her are John Ribat, Roberto Grau, Stigand, Charles Coughlin, Epiphanius I of Ukraine, and Sérgio da Rocha. After her are Emmanuel Wamala, Timothy M. Dolan, Valerian Gracias, Wenceslao Padilla, Joseph F. Smith, and Soane Patita Paini Mafi.

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Among people born in 1858, Katharine Drexel ranks 126Before her are Mary Adela Blagg, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Edgeworth David, Anna J. Cooper, Harry Johnston, and Charles Eastman. After her are George Lyon, Henry Watson Fowler, and Carter Glass. Among people deceased in 1955, Katharine Drexel ranks 150Before her are John Hodiak, Matthew Henson, S. Z. Sakall, Einar Arnórsson, Harry Cobby, and André Rischmann. After her are Robert Riskin, Mary McLeod Bethune, John W. Davis, Jack McGrath, Bert McCaffrey, and Carlyle Blackwell.

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Among people born in United States, Katharine Drexel ranks 10,532 out of 18,182Before her are Florence Turner (1885), Duke Pearson (1932), Wesley Coe (1879), Lily Rabe (1982), Horatio Seymour (1810), and Sam Bottoms (1955). After her are Frank Perry (1930), Jamie Lynn Spears (1991), Elizabeth Moon (1945), Olivia Rodrigo (2003), Andrew Jackson Downing (1815), and Joyce DiDonato (1969).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Katharine Drexel ranks 86Before her are Walter Rauschenbusch (1861), Tris Speaker (1888), Dan Osman (1963), Avery Dulles (1918), Edward Egan (1932), and William Cameron Townsend (1896). After her are Timothy M. Dolan (1950), Joseph F. Smith (1838), Timothy Ray Brown (1966), Daniel DiNardo (1949), John Cody (1907), and Tim Keller (1950).