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Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur

1626 - 1667

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Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (or Betancourt) y Gonzáles, OFB (Spanish: Pedro de San José de Betancur y Gonzáles, March 21, 1626– April 25, 1667), also called Hermano Pedro de San José Betancurt (Brother Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur) or more simply Peter de Betancurt, Hermano Pedro (Brother Peter), Santo Hermano Pedro (Saint Brother Peter), or San Pedro de Vilaflor (Saint Peter of Vilaflor), was a Spanish saint and missionary in Guatemala. Known as the "Saint Francis of Assisi of the Americas", he is the first saint native to the Canary Islands, is also considered the first saint of Guatemala and Central America for having done his missionary work in those American lands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur has received more than 74,748 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur is the 734th most popular religious figure (up from 915th in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from Spain (up from 400th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur ranks 734 out of 2,238Before him are Papias of Hierapolis, Emma Morano, Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Andrea Amati, Karmapa, and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow. After him are Saint Cajetan, Robert de Sorbon, Adnan, Brother Roger, Kinga of Poland, and Euphemia.

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Among people born in 1626, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur ranks 8Before him are Sabbatai Zevi, Jan Steen, Richard Cromwell, Francesco Redi, William II, Prince of Orange, and Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné. After him are Giovanni Legrenzi, Louis Couperin, Bada Shanren, Andrea Guarneri, John Aubrey, and Pietro Mengoli. Among people deceased in 1667, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur ranks 5Before him are Pope Alexander VII, Francesco Borromini, Fatma Sultan, and Marie Louise Gonzaga. After him are Gabriël Metsu, Johann Jakob Froberger, Alonzo Cano, Nicolas Sanson, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Peter Snayers, and Cornelis van Poelenburgh.

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Among people born in Spain, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur ranks 264 out of 2,932Before him are Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Nachmanides (1194), Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), Carles Puyol (1978), and Eleanor of Castile (1241). After him are Eleanor of Toledo (1522), Francis, Duke of Cádiz (1822), Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964), Ferdinand IV of Castile (1285), Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908), and Ramiro I of Aragon (1008).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur ranks 19Before him are Ibn Hazm (994), Antipope Benedict XIII (1328), Vincent Ferrer (1350), Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (1510), Joan Enric Vives Sicília (1949), and Eulalia of Mérida (290). After 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).