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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 113,991 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Antipope Anacletus II is the 697th most popular religious figure (down from 685th in 2019), the 944th most popular biography from Italy (down from 919th in 2019) and the 260th 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 697 out of 2,238Before him are Theophilus of Antioch, Maudgalyayana, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Canaan, John Henry Newman, and Margaret of Hungary. After him are Saint Eligius, Obadiah, Frances of Rome, Radha, Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and Mattathias.

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Among people born in 1090, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 4Before him are Bernard of Clairvaux, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and Frederick II, Duke of Swabia. After him are Eric II of Denmark, Sigurd the Crusader, Ulvhild Håkansdotter, Douce I, Countess of Provence, and Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester. Among people deceased in 1138, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 3Before him are Avempace and Bolesław III Wrymouth. After him are Irene Doukaina, Ar-Rashid, Moses ibn Ezra, and Vsevolod of Pskov.

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Among people born in Italy, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 944 out of 4,668Before him are Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667), Hormizd I (250), Sextus Pompey (-67), Italo Svevo (1861), Baldassare Peruzzi (1481), and Giovanni Battista Martini (1706). After him are Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Guy III of Spoleto (900), Alessandro Marcello (1673), Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), Lucia Bosè (1931), and Arrigo Boito (1842).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Antipope Anacletus II ranks 260Before him are Peter Lombard (1096), Giulia Farnese (1474), Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Angelo Sodano (1927), Silas (1), and Antipope Ursicinus (400). After him are Frances of Rome (1384), Hippolytus of Rome (170), Melania the Younger (383), Antipope Nicholas V (1260), Romuald (951), and Emma Morano (1899).