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Pope Agapetus I

490 - 536

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Pope Agapetus I (489/490 – 22 April 536) was the bishop of Rome from 13 May 535 to his death. His father, Gordianus, was a priest in Rome and he may have been related to two previous popes, Felix III and Gregory I. In 536, Agapetus traveled to Constantinople at the behest of King Theodahad of the Ostrogoths and unsuccessfully tried to persuade Emperor Justinian I to call off a Byzantine invasion of the Ostrogoth kingdom. While in Constantinople, Agapetus also deposed the patriarch Anthimus I and personally consecrated his successor who is Mennas of Constantinople. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Agapetus I has received more than 207,764 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pope Agapetus I is the 552nd most popular religious figure (down from 474th in 2019), the 669th most popular biography from Italy (down from 583rd in 2019) and the 233rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Agapetus I is most famous for being the pope who excommunicated the Patriarch of Constantinople, Acacius, in 519.

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Among religious figures, Pope Agapetus I ranks 552 out of 2,238Before him are Seraphim of Sarov, Rose of Lima, Camillus de Lellis, Pope Donus, Ibn Majah, and Pope Benedict V. After him are Paul the Deacon, Ibn Hisham, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Rabanus Maurus, Pope Marcellinus, and Clotilde.

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Among people born in 490, Pope Agapetus I ranks 3Before him are Pope Silverius and Bumin Qaghan. After him are Romanos the Melodist, Simplicius of Cilicia, John Philoponus, John the Lydian, John the Cappadocian, and Urien. Among people deceased in 536, Pope Agapetus I ranks 1After him are Theodahad, Emperor Ankan, Tao Hongjing, and Mundus.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Agapetus I ranks 669 out of 4,668Before him are Pietro da Cortona (1596), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Marozia (890), Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), and François Grimaldi (1201). After him are Paul the Deacon (720), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), Teia (550), and Aulus Gellius (123).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Agapetus I ranks 233Before him are Pope Sergius II (800), Pope Mark (290), Joseph of Cupertino (1603), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Pope Donus (610), and Pope Benedict V (930). After him are Paul the Deacon (720), Pope Marcellinus (250), John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Boniface II (470), Pope Felix IV (480), and Francis of Paola (1416).