Peter Damian

1007 - 1072

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Peter Damian (Latin: Petrus Damianus; Italian: Pietro or Pier Damiani; c. 1007 – 21 or 22 February 1072 or 1073) was a reforming Benedictine monk and cardinal in the circle of Pope Leo IX. Dante placed him in one of the highest circles of Paradiso as a great predecessor of Saint Francis of Assisi and he was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1828. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Damian has received more than 277,062 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Damian is the 125th most popular physician (up from 137th in 2019), the 1,040th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,011th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Italian Physician.

Peter Damian was a medieval Catholic saint and hermit, who is most famous for his denunciation of the worldliness of the clergy of his day.

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Among physicians, Peter Damian ranks 125 out of 509Before him are Robin Cook, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Jens Christian Skou, Albrecht von Haller, Johann Joachim Becher, and Heo Jun. After him are Niels Ryberg Finsen, Oswald Avery, Jean Dausset, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Ibn Zuhr, and Frederick Griffith.

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Among people born in 1007, Peter Damian ranks 2Before him is Isaac I Komnenos. After him are Ouyang Xiu, Hugh Magnus, and Giselbert of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1072, Peter Damian ranks 4Before him are Alp Arslan, Romanos IV Diogenes, and Sancho II of Castile and León. After him are Antipope Honorius II, Ouyang Xiu, Adalbert of Hamburg, Bagrat IV of Georgia, Ordulf, Duke of Saxony, Asadi Tusi, Ali Hujwiri, and Hereward the Wake.

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Among people born in Italy, Peter Damian ranks 1,040 out of 4,088Before him are Antipope Nicholas V (1260), Emilio De Bono (1866), Ibycus (-600), Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), Saint Susanna (280), and Umberto Giordano (1867). After him are Peter Chrysologus (380), Sandro Mazzola (1942), Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (-220), Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (1726), Tina Modotti (1896), and Flavio Briatore (1950).


Among physicians born in Italy, Peter Damian ranks 10Before him are Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Marcello Malpighi (1628), Francesco Redi (1626), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), and Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723). After him are Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Andrea Cesalpino (1519), Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682), Bernardino Ramazzini (1633), Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), and Trota of Salerno (1001).