Saint Maurus

512 - 587

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Saint Maurus, O.S.B. (French: Maur; Italian: Mauro) was the first disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia (512–584). He is mentioned in Saint Gregory the Great's biography of the latter as the first oblate, offered to the monastery by his noble Roman parents as a young boy to be brought up in the monastic life. Four stories involving Maurus recounted by Gregory formed a pattern for the ideal formation of a Benedictine monk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Maurus has received more than 62,911 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Saint Maurus is the 767th most popular religious figure (down from 751st in 2019), the 1,117th most popular biography from Italy (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 275th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Saint Maurus is most famous for being the patron saint of blacksmiths.

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Among religious figures, Saint Maurus ranks 767 out of 2,272Before him are Eusebius of Nicomedia, Isidore the Laborer, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Antipope Philip, Cyriacus, and Apollinaris of Laodicea. After him are Antipope John XVI, Agabus, Basilides, Andrea Amati, Nicholas of Flüe, and Antipope Dioscorus.

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Among people born in 512, Saint Maurus ranks 1After him are Saint David and Eutychius of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 587, Saint Maurus ranks 1After him are Varāhamihira, Radegund, Emperor Yōmei, and Æscwine of Essex.

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Among people born in Italy, Saint Maurus ranks 1,117 out of 4,088Before him are Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2), Andrea Gritti (1455), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Lorenzo Monaco (1370), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), and Milonia Caesonia (7). After him are Antipope John XVI (1000), Coluccio Salutati (1331), Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), Thomas Cajetan (1469), Bernabò Visconti (1323), and Dion of Syracuse (-409).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Saint Maurus ranks 275Before him are Antipope Nicholas V (1260), Saint Susanna (280), Peter Chrysologus (380), Giovanni Battista Re (1934), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), and Romano Guardini (1885). After him are Antipope John XVI (1000), Andrea Amati (1505), Arnold of Brescia (1100), Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), Augustine of Canterbury (510), and Veronica Giuliani (1660).