Saint Roch

1295 - 1327

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Roch or Rocco (lived c. 1348 – 15/16 August 1376/79 (traditionally c. 1295 – 16 August 1327) is a Catholic saint, a confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August and 9 September in Italy; he is especially invoked against the plague. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Roch has received more than 973,333 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Saint Roch is the 168th most popular religious figure (up from 173rd in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from France (down from 175th in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Religious Figure.

Saint Roch is most famous for being the patron saint of dogs and those who are bitten by them.

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Among religious figures, Saint Roch ranks 168 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Honorius III, Pope Callixtus III, Saint Blaise, Pope Alexander VIII, Pope Benedict XII, and Elizabeth. After him are Pope Eugene IV, Pope Clement XIII, Pope Alexander VII, Pope Boniface IX, Bilal ibn Rabah, and Padre Pio.

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Among people born in 1295, Saint Roch ranks 1After him are Isabella of France, Jean Buridan, Nicephorus Gregoras, Henry Suso, Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, and Nicholas Orsini. Among people deceased in 1327, Saint Roch ranks 3Before him are Osman I and Edward II of England. After him are James II of Aragon, Elizabeth de Burgh, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, Anne of Austria, Margravine of Brandenburg, and Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine.

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In France

Among people born in France, Saint Roch ranks 189 out of 5,234Before him are Charles the Bold (1433), Petronius (27), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Charles IV of France (1294), Pope Benedict XII (1280), and Honoré Daumier (1808). After him are Roland Barthes (1915), Gustave Doré (1832), Henri Rousseau (1844), Henry II of England (1133), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), and Jean Racine (1639).


Among religious figures born in France, Saint Roch ranks 14Before him are Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Pope Clement VI (1291), Pope Urban V (1310), Pope Urban VI (1318), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), and Pope Benedict XII (1280). After him are Pope Innocent VI (1282), Jacques de Molay (1243), Pope Callixtus II (1065), Pope Urban IV (1185), Pope Clement IV (1190), and Pope Martin IV (1220).