Antipope Anacletus II

1090 - 1138

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Anacletus II (died January 25, 1138), born Pietro Pierleoni, was an antipope who ruled in opposition to Pope Innocent II from 1130 until his death in 1138. After the death of Pope Honorius II, the college of cardinals was divided over his successor. Unusually, the election was entrusted to eight cardinals, who elected Papareschi (Innocent II). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antipope Anacletus II has received more than 81,219 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Antipope Anacletus II is the 686th most popular religious figure (down from 667th in 2019), the 919th most popular biography from Italy (down from 900th in 2019) and the 264th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Anacletus II was a pope who was elected by a minority of cardinals, and he was not recognized by the majority of the cardinals. He was most famous for being an antipope.

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Among religious figures, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 686 out of 2,272Before him are Mattathias, Malachi, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Hillel the Elder, and Piruz Nahavandi. After him are Robert of Molesme, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, Joan Enric Vives Sicília, Gemma Galgani, Emma Morano, and Jacob Frank.

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Among people born in 1090, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 5Before him are Bernard of Clairvaux, Sigurd the Crusader, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and Frederick II, Duke of Swabia. After him are Eric II of Denmark, Douce I, Countess of Provence, Ulvhild Håkansdotter, and Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester. Among people deceased in 1138, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 2Before him is Avempace. After him are Bolesław III Wrymouth, Irene Doukaina, Ar-Rashid, and Vsevolod of Pskov.

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Among people born in Italy, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 919 out of 4,088Before him are Maurizio Pollini (1942), Raffaella Carrà (1943), Hugo Pratt (1927), Niccolò Piccinni (1728), Ildibad (450), and Dionysius II of Syracuse (-397). After him are Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610), Quirinius (-45), Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1797), Anastasius Bibliothecarius (815), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), and John Singer Sargent (1856).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 264Before him are Angelo Sodano (1927), Romuald (951), John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Leo VIII (900), Saint Cajetan (1480), and Frances of Rome (1384). After him are Gemma Galgani (1878), Emma Morano (1899), Antipope Boniface VII (1000), Antipope Ursicinus (400), Antipope Nicholas V (1260), and Saint Susanna (280).