1212 - 1272

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Zita (c. 1212 – 27 April 1272), also known as Sitha or Citha, is an Italian saint, the patron saint of maids and domestic servants. She is often appealed to in order to help find lost keys. Zita entered domestic service at the age of 12, and served the same family for almost 50 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zita has received more than 378,999 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Zita is the 1,209th most popular religious figure (down from 1,088th in 2019), the 1,751st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,577th in 2019) and the 345th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Zita is most famous for being the last Empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among religious figures, Zita ranks 1,209 out of 3,187Before her are Hudson Taylor, Stachys the Apostle, Śāntarakṣita, Abd al-Rahman al-Awza'i, Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, and Yohanan ben Zakkai. After her are Pope Theophilus of Alexandria, Nimatullah Kassab, Shaohao, Ad-Darazi, Francesco Barberini, and Oda Nobutada.

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Among people born in 1212, Zita ranks 4Before her are Ibn al-Nafis, Isabella II of Jerusalem, and Emperor Go-Horikawa. After her are Abu Yusuf Yaqub ibn Abd al-Haqq, Archambaud IX of Bourbon, and Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden. Among people deceased in 1272, Zita ranks 7Before her are Henry III of England, Stephen V of Hungary, Richard of Cornwall, Emperor Go-Saga, Enzo of Sardinia, and Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy. After her are Yaroslav of Tver, Henry IV, Duke of Brabant, and Bartholomeus Anglicus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Zita ranks 1,751 out of 5,161Before her are Raffaele Riario (1461), Vincent Pallotti (1795), Tarcisio Burgnich (1939), Eduardo De Filippo (1900), Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena (1562), and Antonio Labriola (1843). After her are Pietro Rava (1916), Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este (1781), Lucien Bianchi (1934), Mango (1954), Marcus Terentius Varro Lucullus (-116), and Leonardo Bonucci (1987).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Zita ranks 345Before her are Roberto Calvi (1920), Praxedes (100), Rose of Viterbo (1233), Gaudentius of Brescia (327), Raffaele Riario (1461), and Vincent Pallotti (1795). After her are Francesco Barberini (1597), Carlo Maria Viganò (1941), Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet (1588), Saint Homobonus (1117), Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838), and Maria Domenica Mazzarello (1837).