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Vincent de Paul

1581 - 1660

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Vincent de Paul, CM (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660), commonly known as Saint Vincent de Paul, was an Occitan French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. In 1622 Vincent was appointed a chaplain to the galleys. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincent de Paul has received more than 1,271,992 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Vincent de Paul is the 234th most popular religious figure (up from 253rd in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from France (up from 282nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Religious Figure.

Vincent de Paul was a Catholic priest who founded the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity. He is most famous for his work in reforming prisons, hospitals, and orphanages.

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Among religious figures, Vincent de Paul ranks 234 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Benedict XIII, Pope John VIII, Saint Patrick, Pope Eugene III, Pope Adrian I, and Pope Alexander I. After him are Pope Fabian, Ignatius of Antioch, Maximilian Kolbe, Pope Damasus I, Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, and Demetrius of Thessaloniki.

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Among people born in 1581, Vincent de Paul ranks 1After him are False Dmitry I, Domenichino, Giulia Tofana, Peter Claver, Bernardo Strozzi, James Ussher, Archduchess Gregoria Maximiliana of Austria, Hendrik Brouwer, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Hedwig of Denmark, and Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. Among people deceased in 1660, Vincent de Paul ranks 2Before him is Diego Velázquez. After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Judith Leyster, Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Pieter Claesz, Gevherhan Sultan, Francesco Albani, William Oughtred, Ayşe Sultan, and Paul Scarron.

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Among people born in France, Vincent de Paul ranks 253 out of 6,011Before him are Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Philip the Good (1396), Charles Gounod (1818), Pierre Corneille (1606), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), and Charles I of Anjou (1226). After him are Charles the Simple (879), Joseph Fouché (1759), Georges Cuvier (1769), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), and Olympe de Gouges (1748).


Among religious figures born in France, Vincent de Paul ranks 19Before him are Saint Roch (1295), Pope Innocent VI (1282), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Francis de Sales (1567), Pope Urban VI (1318), and Pope Clement IV (1190). After him are Pope Callixtus II (1065), Pope Urban IV (1185), Pope Martin IV (1220), Pope Innocent V (1225), Genevieve (423), and Hugues de Payens (1074).