Pope Adeodatus I

570 - 618

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Pope Adeodatus I (570 – 8 November 618), also called Deodatus I or Deusdedit, was the bishop of Rome from 19 October 615 to his death. He was the first priest to be elected pope since John II in 533. The first use of lead seals or bullae on papal documents is attributed to him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Adeodatus I has received more than 170,805 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Pope Adeodatus I is the 232nd most popular religious figure (down from 229th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 264th in 2019) and the 104th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Adeodatus I is most famous for being the first pope to be ordained without a father.

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Among religious figures, Pope Adeodatus I ranks 232 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Clement XI, Pope Gregory X, Pope Innocent VI, Amos, Pope Lucius II, and John of the Cross. After him are Pope Celestine V, Pope John XVIII, Pope Marcellus I, Pope Urban VI, Pope Joan, and Pope Honorius II.

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Among people born in 570, Pope Adeodatus I ranks 3Before him are Muhammad, and Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib. After him are Khosrow II, Amr ibn Hishām, Ammar ibn Yasir, Childebert II, Theodelinda, Bhartṛhari, Witteric, Al-A'sha, and Pybba of Mercia. Among people deceased in 618, Pope Adeodatus I ranks 1After him are Yeongyang of Goguryeo, and Kevin of Glendalough.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Adeodatus I ranks 262 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Gregory X (1210), Marie de' Medici (1575), Lucius Verus (130), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), and Pope Lucius II (1100). After him are Pope Celestine V (1215), Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Pope John XVIII (970), Pope Marcellus I (255), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), and Umberto II of Italy (1904).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Adeodatus I ranks 104Before him are Pope John XIX (975), Padre Pio (1887), Pope Adrian I (700), Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Gregory X (1210), and Pope Lucius II (1100). After him are Pope Celestine V (1215), Pope John XVIII (970), Pope Marcellus I (255), Pope Honorius II (1100), Pope Lucius III (1110), and Pope Siricius (334).