Rose of Lima

1586 - 1617

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Rose of Lima (born Isabel Flores de Oliva; 20 April 1586 – 24 August 1617) was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of cultivation of beauty and her care of the poverty stricken of the city through her own private efforts. Saint Rose de Lima was born to a Noble Family and is the Patron Saint of embroidery, gardening and cultivation of blooming flowers. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such.As a saint, Rose of Lima has been designated as a co-patroness of the Philippines along with Saint Pudentiana; both saints were moved to second-class patronage in September 1942 by Pope Pius XII, but Rose remains the primary patroness of Peru and of the local people of Latin America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rose of Lima has received more than 831,636 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Rose of Lima is the 462nd most popular religious figure (down from 415th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Peru (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Peruvian Religious Figure.

The rose of Lima is a type of flower that is native to Peru. It is most famous for its unique shape and color.

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Among religious figures, Rose of Lima ranks 462 out of 2,272Before her are Pope Miltiades, Rashi, Genevieve, Antipope Clement VII, Micah, and John Wesley. After her are Pope Anastasius III, Devadatta, Umm Salama, Saint Maurice, Thomas Becket, and Bruno of Cologne.

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Among people born in 1586, Rose of Lima ranks 1After her are Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Pietro Della Valle, Johann Schein, Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia, Jan Wildens, Pau Claris i Casademunt, John Ford, Théophraste Renaudot, and Alessandro Grandi. Among people deceased in 1617, Rose of Lima ranks 4Before her are Pocahontas, Ahmed I, and John Napier. After her are Francisco Suárez, Emperor Go-Yōzei, Hendrik Goltzius, 4th Dalai Lama, Concino Concini, David Fabricius, Fausto Veranzio, and Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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Among people born in Peru, Rose of Lima ranks 10 out of 196Before her are Isabel Allende (1942), Carlos Castaneda (1925), Lina Medina (1933), Alberto Fujimori (1938), Túpac Amaru (1545), and Pachacuti (1380). After her are Manco Cápac (1250), Túpac Amaru II (1738), Yma Sumac (1923), Huáscar (1490), Martin de Porres (1579), and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1938).

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Among religious figures born in Peru, Rose of Lima ranks 1After her are Martin de Porres (1579), Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne (1943), Pedro Barreto (1944), and Juan Guevara (1882).