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Pope Alexander II

1010 - 1073

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Pope Alexander II (1010/1015 – 21 April 1073), born Anselm of Baggio, was the head of the Roman Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 1061 to his death in 1073. Born in Milan, Anselm was deeply involved in the Pataria reform movement. Elected according to the terms of his predecessor's bull, In nomine Domini, Anselm's was the first election by the cardinals without the participation of the people and minor clergy of Rome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Alexander II has received more than 344,811 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Pope Alexander II is the 582nd most popular religious figure (up from 611th in 2019), the 724th most popular biography from Italy (up from 770th in 2019) and the 242nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Alexander II is most famous for his efforts to end the schism in the Catholic Church.

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Among religious figures, Pope Alexander II ranks 582 out of 2,238Before him are Zayd ibn Thabit, Pope Eusebius, Pope Vigilius, Fatima al-Fihri, Ali al-Hadi, and Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía. After him are Catherine Labouré, Jean Meslier, Gamaliel, Pope Theodore II, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Sister Lúcia.

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Among people born in 1010, Pope Alexander II ranks 3Before him are Robert I, Duke of Normandy and Emperor Renzong of Song. After him are Andrew I of Hungary, Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Robert de Craon, Antipope Honorius II, Antipope Victor IV, Gallus Anonymus, Benno, William Iron Arm, and Drogo of Hauteville. Among people deceased in 1073, Pope Alexander II ranks 1After him are Zhou Dunyi, Emperor Go-Sanjō, John Gualbert, Anthony of Kiev, and Estrid Svendsdatter.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Alexander II ranks 724 out of 4,668Before him are Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Pinturicchio (1454), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (1759), and Maria Goretti (1890). After him are Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), Ottorino Respighi (1879), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Constans (320), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), and Gaius Octavius (-100).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Alexander II ranks 242Before him are John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Boniface II (470), Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), Pope Eusebius (250), and Pope Vigilius (500). After him are Pope Theodore II (840), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Severinus (600), Pope Leo VI (914), and Pope Romanus (850).