Antipope Sylvester IV

1100 - 1111

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Sylvester IV, born Maginulf, was a claimant to the Papacy from 1105 to 1111 in opposition to Paschal II. A priest before his election, he was probably a native of Rome. He had the backing of the Roman militia and initially of the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry IV, who later forced him to abdicate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antipope Sylvester IV has received more than 25,550 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Antipope Sylvester IV is the 1,252nd most popular religious figure (down from 1,073rd in 2019), the 1,884th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,664th in 2019) and the 359th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Antipope Sylvester IV ranks 1,252 out of 2,238Before him are George Sphrantzes, Abo of Tiflis, Laura Vicuña, Eunomius of Cyzicus, Stanisław Dziwisz, and Virginia Centurione Bracelli. After him are Reginald Lee, Thomas of Villanova, Ahijah the Shilonite, Eulogius of Córdoba, Oswald of Northumbria, and Ilon Wikland.

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Among people born in 1100, Antipope Sylvester IV ranks 42Before him are Duqaq, Ingegerd of Norway, Igor II of Kiev, Godfrey IV, Duke of Lower Lorraine, Yağısıyan, and Danishmend Gazi. After him are William V, Marquess of Montferrat, Roger of Salerno, Bretislav II, Domenico Selvo, Abu Bakr ibn Umar, and Matthew of Edessa. Among people deceased in 1111, Antipope Sylvester IV ranks 6Before him are Al-Ghazali, Bohemond I of Antioch, Robert of Molesme, Robert II, Count of Flanders, and Roger Borsa. After him are Berthold II, Duke of Swabia and Otto II, Count of Habsburg.

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Among people born in Italy, Antipope Sylvester IV ranks 1,884 out of 4,668Before him are Piero Sraffa (1898), Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy (1764), Luigi Comencini (1916), Nanni di Banco (1380), Moana Pozzi (1961), and Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587). After him are Stefano Pioli (1965), Roberto Boninsegna (1943), Domitia Lepida the Younger (0), Ira von Fürstenberg (1940), Caecilius Statius (-230), and Benvenuto Tisi (1481).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Antipope Sylvester IV ranks 359Before him are Ranuccio Farnese (1530), Andrew Avellino (1521), Piero Marini (1942), Antoninus of Florence (1389), Agnes of Montepulciano (1268), and Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587). After him are Raffaele Riario (1461), Antipope Adalbert (1001), Vitalis of Milan (null), Antipope Christopher (900), Raniero Cantalamessa (1934), and Andrew Corsini (1301).