890 - 937


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 448,665 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,719th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Marozia ranks 1,709 out of 14,801Before her are Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik, Yun Posun, Ahaziah of Judah, Nuon Chea, Karl Renner, and Hotepsekhemwy. After her are Baldwin V of Jerusalem, David IV of Georgia, Constantine X Doukas, Donald Rumsfeld, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Peter II of Aragon.

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Among people born in 890, Marozia ranks 3Before her are Olga of Kiev and Rudolph of France. After her are Pope Anastasius III, 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 Rudolph II of Burgundy and Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Marozia ranks 626 out of 3,282Before her are Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Pope Felix IV (480), Pope Boniface II (470), and Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397). After her are Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Peter Lombard (1096), Michelozzo (1396), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Mario Draghi (1947), and Teia (550).


Among politicians born in Italy, Marozia ranks 109Before her are Bona Sforza (1494), Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), Athalaric (516), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), and Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798). After her are Teia (550), Manfred, King of Sicily (1232), Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (1248), Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860).

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