Padre Pio

1887 - 1968

Padre Pio

Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Italian: Pio da Pietrelcina), (25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968), was an Italian 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 2,264,472 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 188th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Padre Pio ranks 189 out of 2,001Before him are Saint Patrick, Bilal ibn Rabah, Miriam, Pope Clement VI, Pope Honorius III, and Pope Evaristus. After him are Pope Alexander I, Pope Celestine III, Pope Julius III, Pope Innocent VII, Philip Melanchthon, and Jacques de Molay.

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Among people born in 1887, Padre Pio ranks 10Before him are Erwin Schrödinger, Marcel Duchamp, Erich von Manstein, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and Ernst Röhm. After him are Bernard Montgomery, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Wilhelm Canaris, Vidkun Quisling, Arthur Rubinstein, and Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk. 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, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Lev Landau, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Trygve Lie.

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Among people born in Italy, Padre Pio ranks 221 out of 3,282Before him are Arcangelo Corelli (1653), Marie de' Medici (1575), Diodorus Siculus (-90), Cesare Lombroso (1835), Pope Honorius III (1148), and Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768). After him are Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Tommaso Campanella (1568), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Celestine III (1106), Pope Julius III (1487), and Pope Innocent VII (1339).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Padre Pio ranks 78Before him are Rita of Cascia (1381), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Innocent IX (1519), Pope Boniface IX (1350), and Pope Honorius III (1148). After him are Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Celestine III (1106), Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope John VIII (820), and Pope Benedict XIII (1649).

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