Gianna Beretta Molla

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Birthday
4, 1922
Birthplace
Magenta, Italy
Death Date
Apr 28, 1962 (39)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1922
Birthplace
Magenta, Italy
Death Date
Apr 28, 1962 (39)

About

Pediatrician who was canonized as the Roman Catholic saint of mothers and pre born children in 2004.

Before Fame

She grew up in the Lombardy region of Italy.

Trivia

She refused an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result in her death, which she did.

Family Life

She had twelve brothers and sisters.

Associated With

She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994 before being officially canonized by him ten years later.