Philip Neri

1515 - 1595

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Philip Romolo Neri ( NEER-ee; Italian: Filippo Romolo Neri; 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 451,929 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Philip Neri is the 237th most popular religious figure (up from 284th in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from Italy (up from 346th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular Italian 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 237 out of 2,272Before him are Ubba, Pope Benedict XIII, Amos, Pope Dionysius, Pope Pelagius I, and Pope Callixtus II. After him are Pope John XII, Pope Eugene III, Abdul Qadir Gilani, Pope Urban IV, Pope Clement IV, and Sathya Sai Baba.

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Among people born in 1515, Philip Neri ranks 3Before him are Teresa of Ávila and Şehzade Mustafa. After him are Anne of Cleves, Mary of Guise, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Injong of Joseon, Pierre Lescot, Petrus Ramus, Cipriano de Rore, Piali Pasha, and Sebastian Castellio. Among people deceased in 1595, Philip Neri ranks 2Before him is Murad III. After him are Torquato Tasso, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Mohammad Khodabanda, Archduke Ernest of Austria, John Hawkins, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, António, Prior of Crato, Thoinot Arbeau, Jeremias II of Constantinople, and John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony.

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Among people born in Italy, Philip Neri ranks 280 out of 4,088Before him are Catiline (-109), Antonio Meucci (1808), Enrico Dandolo (1107), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope Pelagius I (505), and Nino Rota (1911). After him are Pope John XII (937), Pope Eugene III (1080), Filippo Lippi (1406), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Umberto II of Italy (1904), and Pope Julius I (300).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Philip Neri ranks 102Before him are Pope Sixtus I (42), Pope Alexander III (1100), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Felix I (300), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), and Pope Pelagius I (505). After him are Pope John XII (937), Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Julius I (300), Pope Innocent I (378), Vitus (290), and Pope Innocent II (1100).