Teresa of Ávila

1515 - 1582

Teresa of Ávila

Teresa of Ávila, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus (28 March 1515 – 4 or 15 October 1582), was a Spanish noblewoman who felt called to convent life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, theologian of the contemplative life and of mental prayer, she earned the rare distinction of being declared a Doctor of the Church, but not until over four centuries after her death. Active during the Catholic Reformation, she reformed the Carmelite Orders of both women and men. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Teresa of Ávila has received more than 2,051,227 page views. Her biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 13th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Teresa of Ávila ranks 105 out of 2,001Before her are Agatha of Sicily, Saint Dominic, Pope Pius II, Pope Pius VIII, Pope Pius VI, and Muhammad al-Bukhari. After her are Saint Christopher, Pope Boniface VIII, Pope Clement I, Daniel, Esther, and Pope Leo XII.

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Among people born in 1515, Teresa of Ávila ranks 1After her are Şehzade Mustafa, Philip Neri, Anne of Cleves, Mary of Guise, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Injong of Joseon, Cipriano de Rore, Pierre Lescot, Petrus Ramus, Piali Pasha, and Johann Weyer. Among people deceased in 1582, Teresa of Ávila ranks 2Before her is Oda Nobunaga. After her are Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Wu Cheng'en, Akechi Mitsuhide, Altan Khan, Takeda Katsuyori, Zhang Juzheng, Diego, Prince of Asturias, Oda Nobutada, Francisco de Toledo, and George Buchanan.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Teresa of Ávila ranks 27 out of 1,895Before her are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Maimonides (1138), Joanna of Castile (1479), Saint Lawrence (225), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), and Saint Dominic (1170). After her are Francis Xavier (1506), Federico García Lorca (1898), Julio Iglesias (1943), Catherine of Aragon (1485), Philip IV of Spain (1605), and El Cid (1045).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Teresa of Ávila ranks 6Before her are Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Maimonides (1138), Saint Lawrence (225), and Saint Dominic (1170). After her are 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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