Padre Pio

1887 - 1968

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Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (Italian: Pio da Pietrelcina; 25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968), was an Italian Franciscan Capuchin, friar, priest, stigmatist, and mystic, now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. Born Francesco Forgione, he was given the name of Pius (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Padre Pio became famous for exhibiting stigmata for most of his life, thereby generating much interest and controversy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Padre Pio has received more than 3,024,199 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Padre Pio is the 174th most popular religious figure (up from 187th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Italy (up from 221st in 2019) and the 68th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Padre Pio is most famous for his stigmata. He was a Catholic priest who received the wounds of Christ's crucifixion in his hands, feet, and side.

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Among religious figures, Padre Pio ranks 174 out of 2,272Before him are Saint Roch, Pope Eugene IV, Pope Clement XIII, Pope Alexander VII, Pope Boniface IX, and Bilal ibn Rabah. After him are Pope Innocent VIII, Agnes of Rome, Pope Innocent XIII, Pope Clement IX, Rachel, and Pope Joan.

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Among people born in 1887, Padre Pio ranks 10Before him are Erwin Schrödinger, Marcel Duchamp, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erich von Manstein, and Ernst Röhm. After him are Bernard Montgomery, Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, Arthur Rubinstein, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Jozef Tiso. Among people deceased in 1968, Padre Pio ranks 6Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Martin Luther King Jr., Marcel Duchamp, Helen Keller, and John Steinbeck. After him are Lise Meitner, Robert F. Kennedy, Otto Hahn, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Lev Landau.

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Among people born in Italy, Padre Pio ranks 212 out of 4,088Before him are Giorgio Armani (1934), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), and Pope Boniface IX (1350). After him are Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Clement IX (1600), Otho (32), and Marie de' Medici (1575).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Padre Pio ranks 68Before him are Pope Honorius III (1148), Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Alexander VII (1599), and Pope Boniface IX (1350). After him are Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Innocent XII (1615), and John Bosco (1815).