Antipope John XVI

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Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antipope John XVI has received more than 65,636 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Antipope John XVI is the 768th most popular religious figure (up from 873rd in 2019), the 1,118th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,272nd in 2019) and the 276th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

John XVI was the antipope who was elected by a minority of cardinals in the aftermath of the death of Pope John Paul II. His pontificate lasted for only a few hours before his resignation.

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Among religious figures, Antipope John XVI ranks 768 out of 2,272Before him are Isidore the Laborer, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Antipope Philip, Cyriacus, Apollinaris of Laodicea, and Saint Maurus. After him are Agabus, Basilides, Andrea Amati, Nicholas of Flüe, Antipope Dioscorus, and Anastasius of Persia.

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Among people born in 1000, Antipope John XVI ranks 11Before him are Pope Sylvester III, Pope John XIV, Parascheva of the Balkans, Michael VI Bringas, Pope Damasus II, and Antipope Boniface VII. After him are Saint Emeric of Hungary, Humbert of Silva Candida, Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria, Ibn al-Nadim, Lothair II of Italy, and Bardas Skleros. Among people deceased in 1001, Antipope John XVI ranks 1After him are David III of Tao, Izyaslav of Polotsk, and Hugh, Margrave of Tuscany.

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Among people born in Italy, Antipope John XVI ranks 1,118 out of 4,088Before him are Andrea Gritti (1455), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Lorenzo Monaco (1370), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), Milonia Caesonia (7), and Saint Maurus (512). After him are Coluccio Salutati (1331), Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), Thomas Cajetan (1469), Bernabò Visconti (1323), Dion of Syracuse (-409), and Gaius Terentius Varro (-300).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Antipope John XVI ranks 276Before him are Saint Susanna (280), Peter Chrysologus (380), Giovanni Battista Re (1934), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Romano Guardini (1885), and Saint Maurus (512). After him are Andrea Amati (1505), Arnold of Brescia (1100), Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), Augustine of Canterbury (510), Veronica Giuliani (1660), and Angela of Foligno (1248).