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 they 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 1,497,882 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Maria Goretti is the 94th most popular nobleman (up from 101st in 2019), the 596th most popular biography from Italy (up from 600th in 2019) and the 9th 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 94 out of 843Before her are William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, and John of Gaunt. After her are Princess Margaret of Connaught, Anne, Princess Royal, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Haakon VI of Norway, Odo of France, and Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

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Among people born in 1890, Maria Goretti ranks 23Before her are George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Carlos Gardel, El Lissitzky, Walther Funk, and Robert Ley. After her are Kurt Student, Franz Werfel, Fanny Kaplan, Michael Collins, Victor Lustig, and Bohuslav Martinů. Among people deceased in 1902, Maria Goretti ranks 6Before her are Émile Zola, Cecil Rhodes, Levi Strauss, Rudolf Virchow, and Swami Vivekananda. After her are Samuel Butler, Marie Henriette of Austria, James Tissot, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and Ion Ivanovici.

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Among people born in Italy, Maria Goretti ranks 596 out of 4,088Before her are Hippolytus of Rome (170), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Paolo Maldini (1968), and Agathocles of Syracuse (-361). After her are Giuliano Gemma (1938), Cosima Wagner (1837), Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Pinturicchio (1454), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), and Florianus (232).

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