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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 1,406,807 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Rita of Cascia is the 186th most popular religious figure (down from 149th in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from Italy (down from 189th in 2019) and the 78th 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 186 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Urban III, Pope Leo III, Pope Marcellus II, Pope Honorius III, Jacques de Molay, and Pope Clement VI. After her are Pope Clement X, Pope Boniface V, Pope Sixtus II, Pope Celestine V, Pope Evaristus, and Pope Lucius I.

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Among people born in 1381, Rita of Cascia ranks 1After her are Eric of Pomerania, John I, Duke of Bourbon, Chang of Goryeo, Colette of Corbie, and Lawrence Justinian. Among people deceased in 1457, Rita of Cascia ranks 1After her are Ladislaus the Posthumous, Lorenzo Valla, Jingtai Emperor, Danjong of Joseon, Andrea del Castagno, Francesco Foscari, Ladislaus Hunyadi, Goharshad Begum, Peter II, Duke of Brittany, John of Coimbra, Prince of Antioch, and Abul-Qasim Babur Mirza.

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Among people born in Italy, Rita of Cascia ranks 220 out of 4,668Before her are Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Marie de' Medici (1575), Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Honorius III (1148), and Messalina (17). After her are Diodorus Siculus (-90), Cesare Lombroso (1835), Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Boniface V (575), Piero della Francesca (1415), and Pope Celestine V (1215).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Rita of Cascia ranks 78Before her are Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), and Pope Honorius III (1148). After her are Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Boniface V (575), Pope Celestine V (1215), Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Pius I (90), and Pope Benedict XI (1240).