Lawrence of Brindisi

1559 - 1619

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Lawrence of Brindisi (22 July 1559 – 22 July 1619), born Giulio Cesare Russo, was a Roman Catholic priest and a theologian as well as a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. An accomplished linguist, in addition to his native Italian, Lawrence could read and speak Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Czech, Spanish, and French fluently. Lawrence was ordained a priest at the age of 23. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence of Brindisi has received more than 140,128 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Lawrence of Brindisi is the 864th most popular religious figure (down from 718th in 2019), the 1,285th most popular biography from Italy (down from 987th in 2019) and the 287th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Lawrence of Brindisi was a Catholic priest who was a diplomat during the time of the Holy Roman Empire. He is most famous for his speech in front of the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II, which saved the city of Vienna from being conquered by the Turks.

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Among religious figures, Lawrence of Brindisi ranks 864 out of 2,272Before him are John Eudes, Pierre Cauchon, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Jane Frances de Chantal, Thaïs, and John of Leiden. After him are John of Ávila, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, Mary Ann Nichols, Juliana of Nicomedia, Abdullah ibn Salam, and Gianna Beretta Molla.

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Among people born in 1559, Lawrence of Brindisi ranks 5Before him are Nurhaci, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, and Ishida Mitsunari. After him are Catherine de Bourbon, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Isaac Casaubon, Cigoli, and George Chapman. Among people deceased in 1619, Lawrence of Brindisi ranks 9Before him are Anne of Denmark, Hans Lippershey, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ludovico Carracci, Lucilio Vanini, and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. After him are Shimazu Yoshihiro, Hieronymus Fabricius, Denis Calvaert, Marko Krizin, Richard Burbage, and Nicholas Hilliard.

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Among people born in Italy, Lawrence of Brindisi ranks 1,285 out of 4,088Before him are Valentino Rossi (1979), Timaeus (-350), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490), Pompeius Strabo (-135), and Lucius Munatius Plancus (-87). After him are Giovanni Bononcini (1670), Juliana of Nicomedia (285), Mario Beccaria (1920), Gianna Beretta Molla (1922), William III of Sicily (1185), and Melania the Younger (383).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Lawrence of Brindisi ranks 287Before him are Veronica Giuliani (1660), Angela of Foligno (1248), Giuseppe Moscati (1880), Zita (1212), Giuseppe Bertello (1942), and Antipope Christopher (900). After him are Juliana of Nicomedia (285), Gianna Beretta Molla (1922), Melania the Younger (383), Caesar Baronius (1538), Carlo Maria Martini (1927), and Blessed Gerard (1047).