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Saint Cecilia

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Saint Cecilia (Latin: Sancta Caecilia), also spelled Cecelia, was a Roman virgin martyr and is venerated in Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and some Lutheran churches, such as the Church of Sweden. She became the patroness of music and musicians, it being written that, as the musicians played at her wedding, Cecilia "sang in her heart to the Lord". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Cecilia has received more than 1,842,156 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Saint Cecilia is the 168th most popular religious figure (up from 259th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Italy (up from 308th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Saint Cecilia is most famous for being the patron saint of music. She was a Roman Christian who was martyred in the third century.

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  • 47

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  • 9.23

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Among religious figures, Saint Cecilia ranks 168 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Innocent X, Pope Nicholas V, Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Pope Urban V, Pope Alexander VII, and Pope Gregory XIV. After her are Rachel, Pope Eugene IV, Pope Gregory VIII, Pope Boniface IX, Bridget of Sweden, and Pope Clement XIII.

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Among people born in 200, Saint Cecilia ranks 1After her are Pope Lucius I, Cyprian, Valerian, Pope Fabian, Pope Dionysius, Pope Cornelius, Hua Tuo, Pope Pontian, Athenaeus, Pope Stephen I, and Celsus. Among people deceased in 230, Saint Cecilia ranks 1After her are Pope Urban I and Philostratus of Lemnos.

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Among people born in Italy, Saint Cecilia ranks 198 out of 4,668Before her are Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Gregory XIV (1535), and Arcangelo Corelli (1653). After her are Giovanni Bellini (1430), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Pope Boniface IX (1350), and Pope Clement XIII (1693).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Saint Cecilia ranks 68Before her are Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Pope Alexander VII (1599), and Pope Gregory XIV (1535). After her are Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope Boniface IX (1350), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Clement IX (1600), and Pope Urban III (1200).