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Saint Lucy

283 - 304

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Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also called Saint Lucia (Latin: Sancta Lucia) better known as Saint Lucy, was a Roman Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint in the Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox churches. She is one of eight women (including the Virgin Mary) explicitly commemorated by Catholics in the Canon of the Mass. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Lucy has received more than 2,050,633 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Saint Lucy is the 34th most popular religious figure (up from 93rd in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Italy (up from 110th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Saint Lucy is most famous for her martyrdom. She was born in Syracuse, Sicily, and she was killed by being beheaded on December 13, 304 AD. She is the patron saint of the blind and those who suffer from eye diseases.

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Among religious figures, Saint Lucy ranks 34 out of 2,238Before her are Samson, Martin of Tours, Jonah, Saint Stephen, John the Apostle, and Pope Benedict XVI. After her are Husayn ibn Ali, Queen of Sheba, James, son of Zebedee, Samuel, Catherine of Alexandria, and Pope John Paul I.

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Among people born in 283, Saint Lucy ranks 1After her is Eusebius of Vercelli. Among people deceased in 304, Saint Lucy ranks 1After her are Philomena, Anastasia of Sirmium, Vincent of Saragossa, Saint Florian, Christina of Bolsena, Pope Marcellinus, Pancras of Rome, Eulalia of Mérida, Euphemia, Juliana of Nicomedia, and Saint Afra.

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Among people born in Italy, Saint Lucy ranks 40 out of 4,668Before her are Horace (-65), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Titian (1488), Pontius Pilate (-12), Donatello (1386), and Tiberius (-42). After her are Maria Montessori (1870), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope John XXIII (1881), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Saint Lucy ranks 2Before her are Francis of Assisi (1182). After her are Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope John XXIII (1881), Pope Gregory I (540), Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Pius XI (1857), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Sylvester I (300), and Pope Gregory XIII (1502).