Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado

1643 - 1731

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Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado (Spanish: Sor María de Jesús), was a Spanish Dominican lay sister, mystic and visionary, known popularly as "La Siervita" (the Little Servant). She lived a life which was austere and simple, and many miracles were attributed to her, as well as levitation, ecstasy, bilocation, the stigmata, clairvoyance and healing, among others. De León died with a reputation for sanctity and is one of the most revered of the natives of the Canary Islands, together with Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur and José de Anchieta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado has received more than 100,391 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado is the 830th most popular religious figure (down from 829th in 2019), the 344th most popular biography from Spain (down from 343rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado is most famous for being the founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, a religious order of nuns that she founded in 1872.

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Among religious figures, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado ranks 830 out of 2,272Before her are Bruno of Querfurt, Al-Bayhaqi, Angela of Foligno, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, and Paul of Samosata. After her are Giuseppe Moscati, Hermenegild, Stanislaus Kostka, Leonardo Boff, Heinrich Bullinger, and Odile of Alsace.

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Among people born in 1643, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado ranks 6Before her are Isaac Newton, Ahmed II, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Afonso VI of Portugal, and Alessandro Stradella. After her are Henri Jules, Prince of Condé, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Johann Adam Reincken, Jean Chardin, and Fran Krsto Frankopan. Among people deceased in 1731, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado ranks 5Before her are Daniel Defoe, Bartolomeo Cristofori, Brook Taylor, and Yevdokiya Lopukhina. After her are Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Johann Ludwig Bach, Frederik Ruysch, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, and Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken.

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Among people born in Spain, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado ranks 344 out of 2,595Before her are Joaquín Peiró (1936), Rafael del Riego (1784), Priscillian (340), Carmen Maura (1945), Rosalía de Castro (1837), and Andrés Iniesta (1984). After her are Fernando Alonso (1981), Hermenegild (564), Joan of Navarre, Queen of England (1368), Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (1832), Fernando Arrabal (1932), and Ernesto Valverde (1964).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado ranks 24Before her are Joan Enric Vives Sicília (1949), Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436), Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Isidore the Laborer (1080), Antipope Clement VIII (1370), and Priscillian (340). After her are Hermenegild (564), Diego de Landa (1524), John of Ávila (1500), Peter of Alcantara (1499), Junípero Serra (1713), and Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626).