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Peter of Alcantara

1499 - 1562

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Peter of Alcántara, OFM (born Peter Garavita; Spanish: Pedro de Alcántara; 1499 – October 18, 1562) was a Spanish Franciscan friar who was canonized in 1669. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter of Alcantara has received more than 67,856 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Peter of Alcantara is the 828th most popular religious figure (up from 875th in 2019), the 332nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 379th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

Peter of Alcantara is most famous for his life of prayer and penance.

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Among religious figures, Peter of Alcantara ranks 828 out of 2,238Before him are Columba, Theodore Stratelates, Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, Jane Frances de Chantal, Thibaud Gaudin, and Andrew Kim Taegon. After him are Saturnin, Nicholas of Flüe, Charalambos, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Safi-ad-din Ardabili, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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Among people born in 1499, Peter of Alcantara ranks 8Before him are Mary Boleyn, Claude of France, Diane de Poitiers, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Giulio Romano, and Bernardino de Sahagún. After him are Claude Garamond, Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat, Michiel Coxie, Maria Salviati, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, and Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset. Among people deceased in 1562, Peter of Alcantara ranks 7Before him are Antoine of Navarre, Lütfi Pasha, Adrian Willaert, Götz von Berlichingen, Gabriele Falloppio, and Eleanor of Toledo. After him are Jan van Scorel, Francesco de' Rossi, Christoph Amberger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Claudin de Sermisy, and Giovanni de' Medici.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Peter of Alcantara ranks 332 out of 2,932Before him are Ferdinand Columbus (1488), Abraham Cresques (1325), Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1907), Catherine of Navarre (1470), Gérard Encausse (1865), and César Manrique (1919). After him are Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi (844), Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca (1782), Manolete (1917), Sancho I of Pamplona (865), Eduardo Chillida (1924), and Alfonso II of Asturias (759).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Peter of Alcantara ranks 26Before him are Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Francisco Álvarez Martínez (1925), Eduardo Martínez Somalo (1927), Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436), Isidore the Laborer (1080), and Diego de Landa (1524). After him are John of Ávila (1500), Antipope Clement VIII (1370), Eulalia of Barcelona (290), Priscillian (340), Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado (1643), and Hermenegild (564).