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 127,261 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Adeodatus I is the 256th most popular religious figure (up from 316th in 2019), the 302nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 379th in 2019) and the 112th 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 256 out of 2,272Before him are Photios I of Constantinople, Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, Charles Borromeo, Pope Liberius, Vincent de Paul, and Belshazzar. After him are Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Anicetus, Judas Maccabeus, Saint Cecilia, Pope Damasus I, and Pope Paul I.

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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, 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 302 out of 4,088Before him are Lisa del Giocondo (1479), Christine de Pizan (1365), Pope Celestine I (400), Duccio (1255), Charles Borromeo (1538), and Pope Liberius (310). After him are Gaius Gracchus (-154), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Sallust (-86), Gallienus (218), and Saint Cecilia (200).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Adeodatus I ranks 112Before him are Pope Innocent I (378), Vitus (290), Pope Innocent II (1100), Pope Celestine I (400), Charles Borromeo (1538), and Pope Liberius (310). After him are Saint Cecilia (200), Pope Paul I (700), Pope John X (860), Pope Paul II (1417), Pope Benedict VIII (980), and Pope Nicholas I (800).