Maria Goretti

1890 - 1902

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Maria Teresa Goretti (Italian: [maˈriːa teˈrɛːza ɡoˈretti]; 16 October 1890 – 6 July 1902) was an Italian virgin martyr of the Catholic Church, and one of the youngest saints to be canonized. She was born to a farming family. Her father died when she was nine, and the family had to share a house with another family, the Serenellis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Goretti has received more than 2,089,673 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Maria Goretti is the 138th most popular nobleman (down from 131st in 2019), the 786th most popular biography from Italy (down from 721st in 2019) and the 16th most popular Italian Nobleman.

Maria Goretti was a young Italian girl who was murdered by Alessandro Serenelli in 1902. She is most famous for her martyrdom and the fact that she forgave her murderer before she died.

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Among noblemen, Maria Goretti ranks 138 out of 1,415Before her are Leopold III, Duke of Austria, Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Ismihan Sultan, Sophia of Hanover, and Princess Augusta of Bavaria. After her are Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Isabella I of Jerusalem, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Setnakhte, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, and Ramesses VIII.

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Among people born in 1890, Maria Goretti ranks 28Before her are Fanny Kaplan, El Lissitzky, Franz Werfel, Kurt Student, Michael Collins, and Bohuslav Martinů. After her are Victor Lustig, Giorgio Morandi, Hermann Joseph Muller, Karl Harrer, Rachele Mussolini, and Eduard Dietl. Among people deceased in 1902, Maria Goretti ranks 7Before her are Émile Zola, Cecil Rhodes, Levi Strauss, Swami Vivekananda, Rudolf Virchow, and Samuel Butler. After her are Marie Henriette of Austria, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Ion Ivanovici, Albert of Saxony, and Jacint Verdaguer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Maria Goretti ranks 786 out of 5,161Before her are Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Lorenzo Lotto (1480), Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (1248), Tancred, King of Sicily (1138), Milo of Croton (-557), and Pope Benedict IV (860). After her are Giosuè Carducci (1835), Faustina the Younger (125), Pietro Metastasio (1698), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Jacopo Bellini (1396), and Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Maria Goretti ranks 16Before her are Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Gaius Caesar (-20), Joanna I of Naples (1326), Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia (1474), Marie Joséphine of Savoy (1753), and Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360). After her are Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590), Isabella d'Este (1474), Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1476), and Eleonora Gonzaga (1630).