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Marozia, born Maria and also known as Mariuccia or Mariozza (c. 890 – 937), was a Roman noblewoman who was the alleged mistress of Pope Sergius III and was given the unprecedented titles senatrix ("senatoress") and patricia of Rome by Pope John X. Edward Gibbon wrote of her that the "influence of two sister prostitutes, Marozia and Theodora was founded on their wealth and beauty, their political and amorous intrigues: the most strenuous of their lovers were rewarded with the Roman tiara, and their reign may have suggested to darker ages the fable of a female pope. The bastard son, two grandsons, two great grandsons, and one great great grandson of Marozia—a rare genealogy—were seated in the Chair of St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marozia has received more than 505,625 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Marozia is the 1,762nd most popular politician (down from 1,708th in 2019), the 667th most popular biography from Italy (down from 626th in 2019) and the 115th most popular Italian Politician.

Marozia was the mother of Pope John XI and the mistress of Pope Sergius III. She was most famous for her incestuous relationship with her son and her involvement in the murders of Pope John X and Pope Benedict VI.

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Among politicians, Marozia ranks 1,762 out of 15,710Before her are Kamose, Oruç Reis, Pyotr Stolypin, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ma Chao, and Joannes. After her are Herman Van Rompuy, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Cemal Gürsel, Dangun, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, and Pupienus.

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Among people born in 890, Marozia ranks 3Before her are Olga of Kiev and Pope Anastasius III. After her are Rudolph of France, Chernorizets Hrabar, Alfonso IV of León, Ulrich of Augsburg, Christopher Lekapenos, Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine, and Mardavij. Among people deceased in 937, Marozia ranks 1After her are Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria and Rudolph II of Burgundy.

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Among people born in Italy, Marozia ranks 667 out of 4,088Before her are Luca Giordano (1634), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Athalaric (516), Scholastica (480), Francis of Paola (1416), and Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685). After her are Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), Pupienus (170), Sejanus (-20), Pescennius Niger (135), Vitiges (475), and Joachim of Fiore (1135).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marozia ranks 115Before her are Teia (550), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), Faustina the Younger (125), Bona Sforza (1494), Constans (320), and Athalaric (516). After her are Pupienus (170), Pescennius Niger (135), Vitiges (475), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), and Maria Anna of Savoy (1803).