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Saint Rosalia

1130 - 1166

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Rosalia (1130–1166), also called La Santuzza or "The Little Saint", and in Sicilian as "Rusulia", is the patron saint of Palermo in Italy, Camargo, Chihuahua, and three towns in Venezuela: El Hatillo, Zuata, and El Playon. She is especially important internationally as a saint invoked in times of plague. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Rosalia has received more than 300,253 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Saint Rosalia is the 478th most popular religious figure (down from 475th in 2019), the 576th most popular biography from Italy (up from 584th in 2019) and the 215th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Saint Rosalia is most famous for being the patron saint of Palermo, Sicily. She is also the patron saint of people who have been bitten by rabid dogs.

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Among religious figures, Saint Rosalia ranks 478 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Pontian, Simon Magus, John Climacus, 13th Dalai Lama, Abbas ibn Ali, and John Vianney. After her are Saint Florian, Michael I Cerularius, Umm Salama, Laban, Rashi, and Dorothea of Caesarea.

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Among people born in 1130, Saint Rosalia ranks 4Before her are Zhu Xi, Pope Clement III, and William of Tyre. After her are Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Toghrul, Géza II of Hungary, Benjamin of Tudela, Charles VII of Sweden, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Magnus II of Sweden, and Akka Mahadevi. Among people deceased in 1166, Saint Rosalia ranks 3Before her are Abdul Qadir Gilani and Ahmad Yasawi. After her are William I of Sicily, Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Provence, and Constantine Angelos.

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Among people born in Italy, Saint Rosalia ranks 576 out of 4,668Before her are Pope Pontian (200), Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Berengar I of Italy (850), Livius Andronicus (-280), Giorgio Agamben (1942), and Marcello Lippi (1948). After her are Giulio Romano (1499), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), Pope Soter (120), Piero the Unfortunate (1472), and Domenico Cimarosa (1749).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Saint Rosalia ranks 215Before her are Beatrice Portinari (1265), Pope John XIV (1000), Dominic Savio (1842), Aloysius Gonzaga (1568), Pope Leo VII (900), and Pope Pontian (200). After her are Pope Soter (120), Pope Silverius (490), Pope Stephen I (200), Pope Miltiades (250), Saint Eustace (10), and Pope John II (470).