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Pope Alexander VII

1599 - 1667

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Pope Alexander VII (Italian: Alessandro VII; 13 February 1599 – 22 May 1667), born Fabio Chigi, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 7 April 1655 to his death in May 1667.He began his career as a vice-papal legate, and he held various diplomatic positions in the Holy See. He was ordained as a priest in 1634, and he became bishop of Nardo in 1635. He was later transferred in 1652, and he became bishop of Imola. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Alexander VII has received more than 369,624 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Pope Alexander VII is the 166th most popular religious figure (up from 171st in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Italy (up from 209th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Alexander VII was most famous for his work in the Counter-Reformation.

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Among religious figures, Pope Alexander VII ranks 166 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Innocent XII, Pope John XXII, Pope Innocent X, Pope Nicholas V, Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, and Pope Urban V. After him are Pope Gregory XIV, Saint Cecilia, Rachel, Pope Eugene IV, Pope Gregory VIII, and Pope Boniface IX.

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Among people born in 1599, Pope Alexander VII ranks 4Before him are Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell, and Anthony van Dyck. After him are Francesco Borromini, Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Stefan Czarniecki, Pieter van Laer, Andrea Sacchi, Ottavio Piccolomini, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, and John Berchmans. Among people deceased in 1667, Pope Alexander VII ranks 1After him are Francesco Borromini, Fatma Sultan, Marie Louise Gonzaga, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Gabriël Metsu, Johann Jakob Froberger, Alonzo Cano, Nicolas Sanson, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Peter Snayers, and Cornelis van Poelenburgh.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Alexander VII ranks 195 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), and Vincenzo Bellini (1801). After him are Pope Gregory XIV (1535), Arcangelo Corelli (1653), Saint Cecilia (200), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Pope Eugene IV (1383), and Pope Gregory VIII (1100).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Alexander VII ranks 66Before him are Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Innocent X (1574), and Pope Nicholas V (1397). After him are Pope Gregory XIV (1535), Saint Cecilia (200), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope Boniface IX (1350), and Pope Clement XIII (1693).