Thomas of Villanova

1486 - 1555

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Thomas of Villanova (1488 – September 8, 1555), born Tomás García y Martínez, was a Spanish friar of the Order of Saint Augustine who was a noted preacher, ascetic and religious writer of his day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas of Villanova has received more than 134,228 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas of Villanova is the 1,311th most popular religious figure (down from 1,254th in 2019), the 718th most popular biography from Spain (down from 666th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Thomas of Villanova ranks 1,311 out of 2,272Before him are George Müller, Benedict Joseph Labre, Epaphras, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Ludovico Ludovisi, and Enoch. After him are Antony II of Constantinople, Saint Homobonus, Georges Cottier, Maria Domenica Mazzarello, Hieronymus von Colloredo, and Fray Tomás de Berlanga.

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Among people born in 1486, Thomas of Villanova ranks 16Before him are Martin Agricola, Johann Eck, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Gerolamo Emiliani, Andreas Karlstadt, and Sigismund von Herberstein. After him are Ludwig Senfl and Girolamo Priuli. Among people deceased in 1555, Thomas of Villanova ranks 12Before him are Kara Ahmed Pasha, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Oronce Finé, Pedro Mascarenhas, Heinrich Aldegrever, and Herri met de Bles. After him are Gemma Frisius, Luis de Narváez, Luís of Portugal, Duke of Beja, Jan Mostaert, Justus Jonas, and Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg.

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Among people born in Spain, Thomas of Villanova ranks 718 out of 2,595Before him are Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma (1553), Baldomero Espartero (1793), Camarón de la Isla (1950), Jordi Cuixart (1975), Félix Candela (1910), and Juan Belmonte (1892). After him are Estanislao Figueras (1819), Santiago Cañizares (1969), Ramón Sampedro (1943), Luisa de Guzmán (1613), Raphael (1943), and Ramón Serrano Suñer (1901).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Thomas of Villanova ranks 45Before him are Anthony Mary Claret (1807), Eulogius of Córdoba (810), Pedro Arrupe (1907), Pelagius of Córdoba (912), Raimon Panikkar (1918), and Beatus of Liébana (730). After him are Fray Tomás de Berlanga (1487), Turibius of Mogrovejo (1538), Luis Ladaria Ferrer (1944), Diego Laynez (1512), Didacus of Alcalá (1400), and Javier Echevarría Rodríguez (1932).