Paul of the Cross

1694 - 1775

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Paul of the Cross (Italian: San Paolo della Croce; born Paolo Francesco Danei; 3 January 1694 – 18 October 1775) was an Italian Roman Catholic mystic, and founder of the Passionists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul of the Cross has received more than 130,806 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul of the Cross is the 1,022nd most popular religious figure (down from 973rd in 2019), the 1,589th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,475th in 2019) and the 326th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Paul of the Cross ranks 1,022 out of 2,272Before him are Hyacinth of Poland, Impenitent thief, Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, Raymonde de Laroche, Mariano Rampolla, and Yves Congar. After him are Clement Mary Hofbauer, Louis of Toulouse, Henry, Bao Xishun, Martin of Braga, and Alois Hudal.

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Among people born in 1694, Paul of the Cross ranks 8Before him are François Quesnay, Yeongjo of Joseon, Leonardo Leo, Louis-Claude Daquin, Francis Hutcheson, and Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are Georg Brandt, Henry Pelham, Theodore of Corsica, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, and Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen. Among people deceased in 1775, Paul of the Cross ranks 5Before him are Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Yemelyan Pugachev, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, and Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon. After him are John Baskerville, Prithvi Narayan Shah, Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Richard Montgomery, and Shuja-ud-Daula.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Paul of the Cross ranks 1,589 out of 4,088Before him are Vonones I (-100), Agostino Barbarigo (1420), Francesco Crispi (1818), Bernardino Telesio (1509), Mariano Rampolla (1843), and Licio Gelli (1919). After him are John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834), Giuseppe Saragat (1898), Renata Scotto (1934), Ugolino della Gherardesca (1220), Cesare Prandelli (1957), and Princess Marie of Orléans (1813).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Paul of the Cross ranks 326Before him are Eusebius of Vercelli (283), Gerolamo Emiliani (1486), Henry Benedict Stuart (1725), Accursius (1182), Ippolito de' Medici (1511), and Mariano Rampolla (1843). After him are Vincent Pallotti (1795), Saint Marcella (325), Julian Cesarini (1398), Margaret of Cortona (1247), Francesco Barberini (1597), and Antipope Sylvester IV (1100).