Philip Neri

1515 - 1595

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Philip Romolo Neri ( NEER-ee; Italian: Filippo Romolo Neri, pronounced [fiˈlippo ˈrɔːmolo ˈneːri]; 22 July 1515 – 26 May 1595), known as the "Second Apostle of Rome", after Saint Peter, was an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the Congregation of the Oratory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Neri has received more than 535,319 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Philip Neri is the 334th most popular religious figure (down from 236th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from Italy (down from 280th in 2019) and the 152nd most popular Religious Figure.

Philip Neri is most famous for founding the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, which is a Roman Catholic religious institute.

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Among religious figures, Philip Neri ranks 334 out of 2,238Before him are Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Nicholas IV, Pope Damasus II, Ephrem the Syrian, James, son of Alphaeus, and Barabbas. After him are Pope Eugene I, Pope Benedict I, Pope Eutychian, Pope Adeodatus II, Simeon Stylites, and Pope Innocent V.

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Among people born in 1515, Philip Neri ranks 4Before him are Şehzade Mustafa, Teresa of Ávila, and Anne of Cleves. After him are Lucas Cranach the Younger, Injong of Joseon, Mary of Guise, Piali Pasha, Pierre Lescot, Petrus Ramus, Felix of Cantalice, and Sebastian Castellio. Among people deceased in 1595, Philip Neri ranks 3Before him are Murad III and Torquato Tasso. After him are Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Mohammad Khodabanda, Archduke Ernest of Austria, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, António, Prior of Crato, John Hawkins, Thoinot Arbeau, Jeremias II of Constantinople, and Louis Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers.

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Among people born in Italy, Philip Neri ranks 404 out of 4,668Before him are Carlo Ponti (1912), Umberto Boccioni (1882), Toto Cutugno (1943), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), and Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718). After him are Claudio Abbado (1933), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), Pope Eugene I (600), Pope Benedict I (525), and Pope Eutychian (300).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Philip Neri ranks 152Before him are Pope Stephen IV (770), Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Leo IV (790), Pope Martin I (590), and Pope Nicholas IV (1227). After him are Pope Eugene I (600), Pope Benedict I (525), Pope Eutychian (300), Pope Adeodatus II (610), Pope Clement III (1130), and Pope Nicholas III (1215).