Saint Dominic

1170 - 1221

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic (Spanish: Santo Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán (; Spanish: [ɣuθˈman]; 8 August 1170 – 6 August 1221), was a Castilian Catholic priest and founder of the Dominican Order. Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Dominic has received more than 1,067,104 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 98th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Saint Dominic ranks 100 out of 2,001Before him are Samson, Pope Paul III, Pope Leo X, Abu Hanifa, Ezekiel, and Agatha of Sicily. After him are Pope Pius II, Pope Pius VIII, Pope Pius VI, Muhammad al-Bukhari, Teresa of Ávila, and Saint Christopher.

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Among people born in 1170, Saint Dominic ranks 2Before him is Fibonacci. After him are Valdemar II of Denmark, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Walther von der Vogelweide, Hermann von Salza, Constantine Laskaris, Isabella of Hainault, Jayadeva, Jacques de Vitry, Abdallah al-Adil, and Pierre de Castelnau. Among people deceased in 1221, Saint Dominic ranks 1After him are Theodore I Laskaris, Berengaria of Portugal, Theodoric I, Margrave of Meissen, Alix, Duchess of Brittany, Raymond-Roupen, and Gebre Mesqel Lalibela.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Saint Dominic ranks 26 out of 1,895Before him are Joan Miró (1893), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Maimonides (1138), Joanna of Castile (1479), Saint Lawrence (225), and Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452). After him are Teresa of Ávila (1515), Francis Xavier (1506), Federico García Lorca (1898), Julio Iglesias (1943), Catherine of Aragon (1485), and Philip IV of Spain (1605).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Saint Dominic ranks 5Before him are Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Maimonides (1138), and Saint Lawrence (225). After him are Teresa of Ávila (1515), Francis Xavier (1506), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Tomás de Torquemada (1420), John of the Cross (1542), Vincent Ferrer (1350), and Vincent of Saragossa (300).

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