Rita of Cascia

1381 - 1457

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Rita of Cascia, born Margherita Lotti, (1381 – 22 May 1457) was an Italian widow and Augustinian nun venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. After Rita's husband died, she joined an Augustinian community of religious sisters, where she was known both for practicing mortification of the flesh and for the efficacy of her prayers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rita of Cascia has received more than 1,166,505 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Rita of Cascia is the 149th most popular religious figure (up from 172nd in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from Italy (up from 199th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Rita of Cascia is most famous for her poem "The Dialogue of Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Margaret of Cortona."

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Among religious figures, Rita of Cascia ranks 149 out of 2,272Before her are Bernadette Soubirous, Pope Clement VI, Pope Paul IV, Pope Martin V, Jeremiah, and Pope Nicholas V. After her are Pope Clement XI, Pope Clement XIV, Mani, Pope Urban V, Pope Leo XI, and Pope Urban VI.

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Among people born in 1381, Rita of Cascia ranks 1After her are Eric of Pomerania, John I, Duke of Bourbon, and Chang of Goryeo. Among people deceased in 1457, Rita of Cascia ranks 1After her are Ladislaus the Posthumous, Lorenzo Valla, Jingtai Emperor, Andrea del Castagno, Danjong of Joseon, Francesco Foscari, Ladislaus Hunyadi, Goharshad Begum, and Peter II, Duke of Brittany.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Rita of Cascia ranks 189 out of 4,088Before her are Guido of Arezzo (991), Luchino Visconti (1906), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vitellius (15), Pope Nicholas V (1397), and Didius Julianus (133). After her are Arcangelo Corelli (1653), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Clement XIV (1705), Pope Leo XI (1535), and Pope Julius III (1487).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Rita of Cascia ranks 56Before her are Pope Formosus (816), Pope Pius IV (1499), Pope Gregory XV (1554), Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Martin V (1369), and Pope Nicholas V (1397). After her are Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Clement XIV (1705), Pope Leo XI (1535), Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Innocent XI (1611), and Pope Honorius III (1148).