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Maria Goretti

1890 - 1902

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Maria Teresa Goretti (Italian: [maˈriːa teˈrɛːza ɡoˈretti]; October 16, 1890 – July 6, 1902) is 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 1,737,701 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Maria Goretti is the 124th most popular nobleman (down from 94th in 2019), the 723rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 596th in 2019) and the 14th 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 124 out of 842Before her are Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, Mariana of Austria, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Chlodomer, Odo of France, and Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia. After her are Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, and Miguel I of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1890, Maria Goretti ranks 27Before her are Robert Ley, El Lissitzky, Kurt Student, Habibullāh Kalakāni, Giorgio Morandi, and Victor Lustig. After her are Franz Werfel, Fanny Kaplan, Michael Collins, Hermann Joseph Muller, Groucho Marx, and Bohuslav Martinů. Among people deceased in 1902, Maria Goretti ranks 6Before her are Émile Zola, Cecil Rhodes, Swami Vivekananda, Rudolf Virchow, and Levi Strauss. After her are Marie Henriette of Austria, Samuel Butler, James Tissot, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and Victor D'Hondt.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Maria Goretti ranks 723 out of 4,668Before her are Arrigo Sacchi (1946), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Pinturicchio (1454), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), and Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759). After her are Pope Alexander II (1010), Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), Ottorino Respighi (1879), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Constans (320), and Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Maria Goretti ranks 14Before her are Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Gaius Caesar (-20), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), Joanna I of Naples (1326), and Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360). After her are Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590), Isabella d'Este (1474), Beatrice d'Este (1475), Maximilian Sforza (1493), and Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1476).